School wins visit from FA Cup

FA Cup photo

Children at St Anne's Fulshaw CE Primary School have won a national competition run by First News to design their own goal scoring celebration.

After much discussion and rehearsal Class 5 children posed for their whole class celebration and were delighted to learn that they would receive a visit from the FA Cup as the winning prize for their efforts.

The FA Cup, which is only released on a limited number of days each year, will visit the school at very short notice this term.

Children at St Anne's Fulshaw now proceed to the next round of the competition where they have the chance to win what the FA are calling the 'Ultimate Prize' - which includes a visit from Jamie Redknapp who will coach the school football team.

The winners will also receive tickets for the team to attend an FA Cup semi-final match at Wembley and a new full team kit.

The school has submitted the following poem of 50 words, written by Lucy Cairns in Year 6 to try to persuade the FA that the school really deserves the Ultimate Prize.

FA Cup

Football is one of our many favourite sports at St Anne's,

Although we don't win too many cups - we are small but proud!

Could we do with some help?


Please send Jamie Redknapp, so we can learn from his skills, superb talent and expertise.

Headteacher Clare Daniel said "In the meantime all the children have their fingers crossed and are looking forward to seeing the FA Cup in the next few weeks."

St Anne's Fulshaw Primary School


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Magdalen Smith
Monday 28th January 2013 at 5:58 pm
I love the enthusiastic pictures of the children in this photo - it displays the vibrant diversity at St Anne's and demonstrates how many footie fans there are in the school. It's lovely this has happened for one of the smaller schools in Wilmslow too. Magdalen Smith - parent and Governor.