FOOTBALL MAKES OUR SHARED HISTORY
PROVIDES CEDAR INTEGRATED PRIMARY SCHOOL REASONS TO CELEBRATE THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY
P7 visited the Ulster Museum and Windsor Park on Thursday 20th October. The trip began with a very informative talk from Tim Wareing (Children’s Football Alliance, NI) who shared his experiences of travelling and learning about the impact of sport, this included visiting and learning about Flanders Fields in Belgium.
We then participated in a workshop that looked at a variety of ancient sports and games before we focused on some of the sports that are played locally. The class got to play with some toys that would have been used many years ago and really love the experience. We all then reflected on sport and it’s impact on our lives, as well as what we can do to make a difference in sport.
The class then travelled to Windsor Park where they learned some really interesting facts about the history of the Northern Ireland football team. We got to have a go at some of the interactive activities, including taking penalty kicks and tackling before getting behind the scenes and into the dressing room and onto the pitch.
It was definitely a trip that the class took a lot from and experience that will stay with them for a long time!
OUR EXHIBITION OF GAMES AND SPORTS THAT BRING US TOGETHER
The class thoroughly enjoyed this project. Being sport mad, they fully embraced the challenge of finding out more about their family links to sport and bringing in lots of memorabilia, over 100 pieces in total. It was wonderful to listen to the pupils speak so proudly of their family members and their own achievements, with many of them discovering new details about their parents and grandparents for the first time.
As adults we fully expected there to be a religious/sectarian element that we would have to discuss, however it was such a delight to listen to the pupils discuss their links and affiliations with pure joy and without any hint of bias.
The visit to the Ulster Museum and Windsor Park really brought the learning to life and seem to inspire many of the class to want to represent their country in their chosen sport. Many of the class now have plans to find out more about sports that their family are linked to that they previously had little understanding of. Hopefully this project has inspired the next generation of sports men and women!
Cedar Integrated Primary School
Twinned With Flanders Peace Field
We are excited about participating in the Football Makes Our Shared History project as it will tie-in perfectly our core values, love of sport and our local community.
Cedar Integrated Primary School provides a learning environment where children and young people from Catholic and Protestant backgrounds, as well as those of other faiths and none, can learn with, from and about each other. The promotion of equality and good relations extends to everyone in the school and to their families regardless of their religious, cultural or social background.