School receives visit from FA Cup and football legend

Children at St Anne's Fulshaw had a brilliant morning when the FA Cup and Bryan Robson came to visit the school after they won a national goal celebration competition.

All of the children in school took part in an assembly where the FA Cup was unveiled and former Manchester United and England captain Bryan Robson hosted a question and answer session. The children asked a variety of questions and learnt all about his favourite pre-match food, first manager, highest-scoring match and most amusing changing room incident! They also found out about what motivated him, what his career choice outside football would have been, and his own favourite players.

Class 5 who were the competition winners had the chance to be photographed with both the cup and the legend in their new kit before taking part in a 40 minute coaching session run by Captain Marvel himself.

Meanwhile, all of the children in school had time to come and look at the Cup close up and have their photographs taken with it. The school also invited parents, friends, Bronze Ambassadors, the football team coach and members of the local community and Church to come and see the Cup, find out about its history from the FA staff who accompanied it, and watch the children take part in the coaching session.

Headteacher Clare Daniel said "What a fantastic experience for our school! This is a day that the children and staff will remember always. To have the actual cup here in school and for our children to have the experience of meeting and being coached by such a legendary club and national captain has been amazing. Bryan Robson's tales of footballing life will certainly inspire and motivate our children whatever path they take in life."

Photos: Lucy Cairns who actually entered the class in the competition originally, and also of Class 5 who were the winners.

Photo: Lucy Cairns, who entered the class in the competition originally, with Bryan Robson. Click 'next photo' above or play the slideshow to view more photos.

St Anne's Fulshaw Primary School


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Nicola Cathery
Tuesday 19th March 2013 at 4:05 pm
What a fabulous day for our school, truly a once in a lifetime experience for all the pupils.