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World Cup Fever

Posted at 10:40 am on 3rd July, 2018

Students celebrate the World Cup in English

Wellacre’s English Department have been using World Cup fever to inspire students.

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Key Stage 3 students have been putting their passion for football into creating their own World Cup songs and poems - without an official England song this year, perhaps Wellacre can create the next national celebratory tune?

To support and encourage work in English and literacy, Wellacre’s new English Ambassadors, Ethan, James and Tom, were tasked with with creating a World Cup themed display to showcase all related work.

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As English Ambassadors, these students help support and promote the department, as well as helping in the library and lessons.  An important part of the role for the English Ambassadors is to be a Lead Learner and assist peers in lessons or in the library with their reading.

Teacher of English, Miss Warren, said:

“Our ambassadors have really scored with their display! They have used their creativity and love of football to create an eye-catching and colourful display which showcases many of the best World Cup poems, songs and pictures by Wellacre students.”

In form time, students will be reading a chapter from a book based on this year's World Cup via The National Literacy Trust.  The first chapter launched on 14th June and on each day of the World Cup, a new chapter will be published. Through their website, students can vote weekly to influence what happens next in the storyline.

Wellacre will also enter Year 7 and 8 students’ work into a National Trust competition.  The challenge is to write short stories based on the World Cup and the winning entry will receive lots of signed football books  for both the student and their school library. Watch this space for more news!

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