Football joy for Clavering pupils

PRIMARY school children enjoyed three fantastic football tournaments - all with a Fairtrade theme.

And the talented young pupils at Clavering Primary School came out on top in all three.

The school, in Clavering Road, hosted tournaments for boys and girls in Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 primary schools in the north of the town.

Barnard Grove, West View, St Bega’s, St Helen’s and St John Vianney primary schools all joined the host school in taking part.

And shortly after the close of Fairtrade Fortnight, Clavering Primary School again showed their support by playing all of the games with Fairtrade footballs.

Sophie Crowther, a member of Clavering’s Year 4 team and a member of the school’s Fairtrade Steering Group, said: “The tournaments were a lot of fun and all of the children were excited to be competing for their school. We bought the new size three Fairtrade footballs especially for the tournaments as part of our commitment to promoting and taking action for Fairtrade.”

Clavering’s deputy headteacher Neil McAvoy, who organised the tournaments, added: “All of the pupils were a credit to their school and there were some talented players on display and it was wonderful to see how individuals with less experience developed as each tournament progressed.

“Using Our Fairtrade footballs gave the tournaments an added dimension and is a good example of how easy it is to take a step for Fairtrade.”

The tournaments were the latest north of Hartlepool school competitions following dancing and mini-Olympics events.”