WATCH: Head responds to pupils' pleas to show Euro 2020

Pupils asked to watch Scotland's opening Euro 2020 game in school – and got a response with a twist

Henry Hepburn

WATCH: Headteacher responds to pupil pleas to watch Scotland Euro 2020 match

There was a huge response last week when Tes Scotland drew attention to a fast-approaching conundrum that Euro 2020 presented schools throughout the country.

National newspapers and broadcasters followed up the story, repeating the burning question: what do you do if Scotland are playing during the school day?

The answer, by and large, seems to be that schools have embraced the occasion  and none more so than Rachel Coull, headteacher at Denny Primary School.

When class P6B wrote to her, outlining the case for being allowed to watch Scotland's opening match at Euro 2020 against the Czech Republic this afternoon, she kept them on tenterhooks.

The answer for pupils at the Falkirk primary was eventually, however, unequivocal – and has now been viewed more than 25,000 times on Twitter.

Other schools and teachers around the country have been sharing their building excitement during the countdown to kick-off at 2pm.

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From school buildings bedecked in Saltires to mass dance-offs to the ubiquitous Yes Sir, I Can Boogie – the Scotland team's unofficial tournament song  there looks to be no possibility of forgetting that something big is happening this afternoon.


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Meanwhile, thousands have viewed the good luck messages sent from the former schools of players in the Scotland squad.

The messages have underlined the pride and inspiration that staff and pupils are drawing from seeing a local boy go on to such success.

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Henry Hepburn

Henry Hepburn

Henry Hepburn is the news editor for Tes Scotland

Find me on Twitter @Henry_Hepburn

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