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East Preston Junior School

FA Schools Football Week

It seems like a long time since we’ve been able to share news about communal sporting occasions, and even the weather seemed to welcome this opportunity to recommence large scale sport across our school. 


The FA Schools Football Week was designed to get children outdoors playing sport again and develop a love of the beautiful game, and with the European Championships on the horizon, we were delighted to offer an opportunity for all of our children to experience football in a range of different activities.
Every child was involved across the week and given the opportunity to either try out, or further develop their skills with a football at their feet.Mr Smith and Mr Coates pulled on their goalkeeping gloves each lunch time for penalty shootout competitions, and whilst this has been a traditional weakness of English football, it seems as though the future is bright in this area, with children routinely beating the keepers and beaming from ear to ear as they left their teachers picking the ball out of the ‘onion bag’!
Each afternoon saw a year group enjoy inter-house football matches and for those not wishing to take part in competitive games, a selection of activities took place, aided by socially-distanced Year 6’s, that included ball juggling, dribbling skills and a cross bar challenge.
The girls particularly rose to the occasion with Ellie in Year 6 stating that, “I wish I’d discovered football earlier!” And with The Angmering School recently being awarded the status of a girls' football hub, as well as our own successful foray to the girls' district finals last year, the future looks bright.
The overall results are shown in the attached presentation.

 Children that achieved the FA's sporting prize:

Individual children were also praised for demonstrating their 'sportspersonship' and celebrating the FA’s culture of RESPECT, and will be awarded an EPJS medal to reflect their contribution.

 Year 3: Freddie A, Poppy , Sophia , Finlay 

Year 4: Alba , Archie W, Joseph

Year 5: Yusuf, Josh K , Olivia P, Holly

Year 6: Sam, Mason, Anna, Evie 

Our congratulations go to Normans for winning the House Cup on this occasion, but the competition only starts here with the opportunity for further glory on the horizon with our school sports day scheduled later this term.