Football Remembers at Yarborough Day

Caistor Yarborough Academy helpes local primary school pupils make ceramic poppies EMN-151115-234340001
Caistor Yarborough Academy helpes local primary school pupils make ceramic poppies EMN-151115-234340001

More than 130 students from local primary schools attended the ‘Football Remembers’ event at Caistor Yarborough Academy to commemorate the Christmas day truce of 1914, when the two armies laid down their weapons and played football in No Man’s Land, and also to mark Armistice Day.

More than 130 students from local primary schools attended the ‘Football Remembers’ event at Caistor Yarborough Academy to commemorate the Christmas day truce of 1914, when the two armies laid down their weapons and played football in No Man’s Land, and also to mark Armistice Day.

A total of 26 teams entered the Y5 five a side competition, representing Caistor, Tealby, Ulceby, Wybers Wood and Scartho primary schools.

There were nine pitches in total, with Caistor Yarborough Academy students refereeing and pitch managing, alongside the cadets.

The primary children played with great spirit and enthusiasm.

The teams were split into four leagues and the winners progressed into the knockout round.

In fourth place were Wybers Wood, third place Caistor 2, second place were Ulceby and the overall winners were Caistor 1.

Scartho were awarded the fair play trophy.

It wasn’t just about football though.

The Music Department taught the youngsters songs from the two world wars; the Food Tech teachers taught them how to make scones using war time rations; the Art Department helped them make ceramic poppies; and the Cadets put them through their paces with some marching practice and a simulated gas attack in the Caistor Yarborough trench.