Primary pupils get a kick out of Wembley Stadium event

By Marcus Dysch, June 28, 2012
Pupils from participating schools get their hands on the FA Cup

Pupils from participating schools get their hands on the FA Cup

London Jewish primary pupils enjoyed a visit to Wembley Stadium to mark the completion of an interfaith project.

Twenty North West London Jewish Day School children took part in activities with pupils from Catholic and Muslim primaries, designing football kits, delivering presentations and having an impromptu kick-about.

The pupils have been participating in the Faith and Football project run by the Three Faiths Forum and the Football Association.

More than 50 faith schools across England have used the scheme to teach youngsters more about each other‘s religions and cultures through shared activities and football matches.

North West London teacher Ruth Finkel said: “The project has been hugely successful. The children really enjoyed learning so much together, as well as making lasting friendships.” Parents also joined the session at Wembley Stadium.

FA director of football governance and regulation Darren Bailey said the association was keen to use football to break down barriers between faith communities. “We are pleased that the first term of Faith in Football linking sessions has been a success. We look forward to working with our partners to continue this important work.”

Last updated: 10:17am, June 29 2012