Isle of Wight pupils are making the trip to Wembley Stadium today (Tuesday) – but not for what you might think.
Year Nine students from Medina College took part in the National Enterprise Challenge in March. The scheme aims to develop employabilty skills for young people.
Pupils were given a brief to create an event or competition that will help to get more women involved in football.
Ideas were presented in front of their fellow classmates and a winning team was then chosen.
That group will now head to the capital, along with careers manager Naomi Smy, to take part in the National Finals.
If they proceed further, they will get the chance to present their ideas in front of around 1,500 students from the UK – as well as former Dragons Den star Theo Paphitis.
Here are some of the pupils, speaking to Isle of Wight Radio:
Year Nine pupil, Hazel O’Callaghan, described the opportunity as ‘exciting’:
“We will be competing amongst a load of other teams and schools from across the UK to hopefully make the idea national.
“Girls can do football too and it’s not just a man based sport.”
Also attending is Millie Morris. She says she cannot wait:
“If I’m totally honest I’m feeling 60% nervous and 100% excited… if that makes sense!
“Only two of us [groups] are going through – so yeah it’s amazing.”
If the idea gets the nod, pupils will have the opportunity to develop it and make it a reality.
Students say that if it is approved, their event could be rolled out across the country.