Snapshots

15th September 2000 at 01:00
(Photograph) - Her Majesty the Queen presented the trophy for the highlight of this school's footballing year. Actually it was the school's general assistant, Carole Hayward, in fancy dress, but the occasion seemed right for someone of regal status. The school orchestra played the national anthem and the event attracted the attention of local television and radio. The Wileman Cup (named after headteacher Ian Wileman) is the finale to a sporting year which starts in September when PE co-ordinator Chris Stewart and deputy head Richard Scholey pick eight team captains. They are given a fantasy budget of pound;100 million each to bid for a team of eight from everyone who wants to take part (the most paid for a single pupil player so far is pound;47 million). There is then a league contest, played most lunchtimes, followed by the knock-out Wileman Cup played with the same teams, except that for the final the teams have 1 members. Sport and music are two strong points at this 270-pupil school. As well as football, the school enters teams for Sheffield-wide contests in cricket, swimming and athletics. There is also coaching in basketball, netball, fencing and lacross. And the orchestra which plays at the cup final numbers about 30.

Snaps by Steve Doherty

A week in the life of Dore primary school, Sheffield

* A banner is a fan thing

* Encouragement from the touchline

* Cup fever mounts as Emily Goodyear puts up a poster for the big day

* It won't be a tie: Charlotte Lomas adjusts her laces (the teams were mixed)

* Joe Lancaster, left, and James Flinton come face to face mid-field

* Majestic performance: James Haig presents his team to Carole Hayward

* Members of the winning team, from left, Nareed Rafiq, Nick Hornby, captain Donato Restaino with cup and Gareth Whittaker


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