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World Cup fever comes home to our schools

As the England squad prepare to take on Croatia tonight, schools across the country dress up, cheer on and celebrate our team

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As the England squad prepare to take on Croatia tonight, schools across the country dress up, cheer on and celebrate our team

We've been waiting for this day for 28 years and 7 days. On the 4 July 1990, England crashed out of the World Cup, losing to West Germany on penalties in the semi-final. 

Today, the boys with the three lions on their shirts will face Croatia in the first semi-final since. It's been a very, very, long a wait.

As the country gets behind the squad (if you haven't heard people singing "football's coming home" at least twice an hour, are you even in England?), schools, too, have embraced World Cup fever.

Some have opted for an England-kit inspired non-uniform day, others have staff and students alike honoring our new national treasure, (Sir) Gareth Southgate in waistcoats, and others are singing, chanting and cheering in assemblies and in the playground. 

 

 

 

 

A special mention goes to the powers-that-be at this school, who obviously read our story, Should schools move events that clash with the World Cup?, and decided to spare a parent from a gut-wrenching decision. 

And how could we forget, the psychic school that predicted this from the very start...

A huge good luck to Gareth Southgate and the team tonight from everyone at Tes (including our very own Southgate, see below...) Come on, England!

Martin and Gareth

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