While football fever has gripped numerous soccer fans across the globe, young players at Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate have already been holding their own individual World Cup.
Teams from Year 1 to Year 6 have represented all the nations with the greatest soccer visible on Earth in their own tournament in their annual sports week activities.
The day-long competition on adjacent pitches on the school’s playing fields saw numerous players getting involved in some group stage games, with individual classes playing every of the world cup finalists.
Supporters noisily cheered on their own chosen country and waved flags and banners around the sidelines as friendly battles got arrived on the pitch.
Teacher Matt Rigden provided an entertaining live commentary via a PA system while sports staff refereed the tournament.
He said: “The children were really enthusiastic about the tournament high were some terrific games, with superb goals and resolute defending.”
Head teacher Cliff Stokes said: “The World Cup is actually a hugely important global sporting event that could be in news reports daily. Our are certainly alert to the tournament and then we embraced it to stage your own mini version.”
Although there was no world champion because tournament only went with regards to finding teams who does enter into the last 16 knock-out rounds, the sports staff did award players representing Brazil using fair play ‘true sportsman award’.
Mr Stokes added: “Sports week just as before saw our children from Nursery and Reception classes upwards interested in one method or another or other. They enjoyed a range of activities and sports, while parents who arrived also joined in most adult races.
“It was really a great number of fun but it was another whole school event that underpins the togetherness your Newington family.”