Barclays Premier League Trophy visits Thornhill School
The Barclays Premier League Trophy visited Thornhill School, Sunderland on Tuesday 20th October 2015 between 9am and 11am - giving football fans in the school the opportunity to see the ultimate prize in English football.
Barclays LifeSkills teamed up with the Barclays Premier League Trophy Tour to bring this unique opportunity to approximately 300 students based at the school.
The arrival of the Trophy came as Thornhill School celebrated being chosen from hundreds of institutions who have taken part in a Barclays LifeSkills volunteer-led session this year.
Karen Swainston, Head of Corporate Relations for Barclays in the North East said: "Barclays is delighted to reward Thornhill School, one of our active LifeSkills participants, with a visit from the iconic Barclays Premier League Trophy. LifeSkills is Barclays flagship Citizenship programme aiming to improve the employability skills of one million young people by the end of 2015 – a figure we hit in January 2015, 11 months early.”
Barclays LifeSkills is a free, curriculum-linked, education programme designed to give young people in the UK access to the skills, information and opportunities they need to help them towards getting the jobs they want. In schools, online, and through work experience, apprenticeships and traineeships.
Premier League Trophy Facts:
1. The trophy stands at three foot five inches tall and twenty four inches wide.
2. The total weight of the trophy is four stone. The base of the trophy accounts for two and a half stone alone.
3. Cast by Asprey and Garrard, the Crown Jewellers, the main body of the trophy is made from solid sterling silver. The crown is cast from 24 carat silver which is gold plated to a depth of half a millimetre.
4. The base of the trophy is made from Malacite, a semi-precious stone found in Africa. The green colour of the opaque stone represents the field of play.
5. The design of the trophy is based on the theme of 'The Three Lions of English Football'. Two of the lions can be found above the handles on either side of the trophy. When the captain of the title winning team raises the trophy (and its gold crown) above his head at the end of the season, he becomes the third lion.
6. The trophy is officially classed as 'priceless'.