Cop Lane CE Primary School in Penwortham celebrated in their own way after England’s defeat on Sunday, July 11.Advertisement
Following the final of Euro2020, year four were desperate to discuss and celebrate the England team’s achievements.
The school were so proud of how they exhibited resilience and the core school values (hope, trust, service and more).
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Year four teacher Miss Stone said: “We will always remember this historical event for how England’s football team showed us what can be achieved if you work hard together as a team.
“We were particularly touched by how Kalvin Phillips ran straight over to Sako in those final moments of the game. We couldn’t even imagine what Sako was feeling in that moment but it showed us the power of being a good teammate.
“However, during the course of Monday, we were disappointed to see that some of the England players were being subjected to racist abuse – something we’ve learned about through studying Apartheid in South Africa, from discussing the Black Lives Matter movement and through the many books we have read about racism in class.
“We were devastated to hear this and we just knew that we had to send a message of support to Saka, Rashford and Sancho and to all the other players and people of colour who have been targeted with this abuse.
“We wanted them to know that we stand with them and that we will do all that is in our power to be allies as we grow up.
“One of the children (credit to Rohan!) suggested that we stand together with our arms round each other for a picture like the team did during the penalties and that we look up to the sky to show we’d been inspired to keep moving forward together, win or lose.”
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