Thorncombe Wood is flying the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces as well as Avon Heath Country Park and Stour Meadows
Recently 13 children from Key Stage 2 at Hillside Community First School in Verwood went to Emmanuel Middle School for a football tournament.
They played five matches of 5-a-side football.
Both Hillside teams won three matches each and drew two, leaving Hillside 1 in first place and Hillside 2 in joint second place.
All the children played superbly, demonstrating excellent football skills, as well as great sportsmanship. They are now looking forward to the East Dorset Football Finals on 3 April.