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.
@dennyprimsch @nurserydennyps @ScotlandNT Thank you to P6B for all the work they put in to their video to persuade me to let them watch the Scotland game on Monday. Here’s your answer. 🏴❤️ pic.twitter.com/xFUs4LTLcJ— Ms Coull (@CoullMs) June 11, 2021
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.
Hey @ScotlandNT, you dancing? We're asking! COME ON SCOTLAND! 🏴 @andrewrobertso5 @jmcginn7 @CheAdams_ @kierantierney1 @billygilmourrr @NicolaSturgeon @BBCNewsround @EdinburghSouth @GoldandGraySA #ICanBoogie #NoScotlandNoParty #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/ANZM2jpZ7I— Craigour Park PE (@CraigourPe) June 14, 2021
Hey pal, wondering what a Scottish Maths teacher wears the day of Scotland’s big @EURO2020 match? Here’s a wee photo to Czech, mate.— Chris Smith (@aap03102) June 14, 2021
Gonna be cheering @billygilmourrr and the rest of @ScotlandNT this afternoon! 🏴 pic.twitter.com/PDUym7Om9q
Your flags no big enough they said, get a bigger one 😍😍 pic.twitter.com/BjoDVHgRb2— Morgan Academy (@morganacademy1) June 14, 2021
Teachers of Scotland: today, let's put football on the curriculum 🏴— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) June 14, 2021
At 2pm, get the game on the big screens, wheel out the TVs and get the next generation inspired 🙌 pic.twitter.com/0KIT8ePtNM
We have the most wonderful school leaders in Scotland and so I doubt this needs saying...but for clarity:— Blair Minchin (@Mr_Minchin) June 14, 2021
Today is NOT the time for calling an impromptu after school meeting! #yessirwecanboogie pic.twitter.com/AbQoapWySU
Full day of Scottish learning (writing, reading, maths, art and technologies), PE with a house football tournament, game on at 2pm and half time pie, pint* and Tunnocks Teacake. Even given the option to stay past the bell for the whole game. Belter!— Roddy Graham (@MrRoddyGraham) June 14, 2021
*of Irn Bru!
Saw five kilts and too many Scotland shirts to count at school drop off this morning. Is there something going on I should be aware of? #yessirwecanboogie— Prof Kate Wall (@kate_wall98) June 14, 2021