Westwood Junior School stages World Cup ceremony

FOOTBALL mad youngsters held their own opening ceremony for the World Cup.

As South Africa put on a stunning display in Johannesburg, pupils at Westwood Junior School put on their own spectacle which included Diski dancing to authentic African music, a rendition of the Three Lions football anthem and poetry reading.

Year Six pupils also gave a presentation on a research project about the World Cup to their parents, who attended the assembly.

And it was a dream day for pupils as they were allowed to wear football strips to school instead of their uniform.

Deputy head teacher Simon Linney said: “Our opening ceremony featured practically all the children in the school. We were treated to a stunning series of presentations.”

He added that money raised from the non-uniform day would go some way towards replacing playtime equipment destroyed in an arson attack at the school this year.

The school in Maple Grove, March plans to hold more soccer-themed celebrations in the weeks ahead.