This year’s instalment of Peel Park Primary School’s annual ‘World Cup Day’ was played out to great effect earlier this month, with the aid of Bradford City Community Foundation.
This year’s event - organised and conducted by Community Foundation coaches - was based around the FIFA Women’s World Cup, with 18 classes competing over two tournaments to decide the winners in both Key Stage One and Two.
The morning saw the KS2 pupils taking centre stage in a would-be series of end-to-end matches.
USA – pushed all the way by an impressive Japan side – came out as eventual unbeaten winners.
A competitive afternoon was evenly contested, with KS2’s France, Australia and Norway all looking strong. It would be the latter who claimed the trophy to draw the curtain on an action-packed day.
Kathryn Noble, assistant head teacher at Peel Park Primary School said: “A huge thank you to everyone who helped make today such a great day.
“It was fantastic to see everyone joining in and having fun, there was a brilliant atmosphere around school.”
Callum Power, teacher of Year 5’s Cedar class added: “Today’s World Cup was a huge success. It was incredibly well organised and the children were truly inspirational.
“We saw great displays of talent. But more importantly, we saw fantastic sportsmanship, encouragement and respect.”
The event was enjoyed by all, particularly the pupils.
Year 5’s Zoeya said: "It is not about winning. It is just about having fun, enjoying the day and being resilient."
Ibaadullah, also in Year 5, added: "I was proud of our class today because we were grateful we won, but did not make anyone feel bad about losing. We were really respectful."