Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Gallery: Pupils in Ipswich Star World Cup Challenge exploring global communities ahead of Brazil vs Germany semi-final

15:00 08 July 2014

World Cup event at Chelmondiston Primary. 
The school drew Portugal in the Ipswich Star World Cup Challenge.

World Cup event at Chelmondiston Primary. The school drew Portugal in the Ipswich Star World Cup Challenge.

As the World Cup enters its final week, pupils are still taking advantage of a new Ipswich Star scheme by learning about countries competing at the global tournament.

The Ipswich Star World Cup Challenge saw 26 primary schools across the town paired with nations competing at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Over the last three weeks, pupils have learned about the history, culture and values of their adopted country through themed lessons and activities.

But they have also become footie fans of their new countries – a smart move considering England’s early exit

And tonight, two schools will go head-to-head – Stutton C of E VCP School, paired with hosts Brazil, go up against Clifford Road Primary School, teamed-up with Germany, as the two countries face each other in the first semi-final.

Tomorrow night, it will be Sidegate Primary School (Holland) versus Castle Hill Infant and Junior School (Argentina).

Armita Forouhar, extra-curricular activities co-ordinator at Castle Hill Infant and Junior School, said pupils took part in a five-a-side tournament in the build up to the match.

See our photo gallery here.

“They are really excited about the World Cup and loved playing in the tournament at the Castle Hill Recreation Ground,” she said.

“Football is a good sport for learning about team work and communication, and obviously keeps you fit and healthy.”

Beverley Berrett, interim head teacher at Chelmondiston Primary School, said students gained a lot during a ‘Portugal Day’.

She said: “It made them realise the World Cup is not just about football – it has inspired them to find out more about other countries taking part.

“They learned about Portugal’s geography and language and shared what they found out in an assembly

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Tornado spotted in Old Newton. Picture: Emma Cobbold

A mid-Suffolk resident has spoken of the “surreal” moment she spotted a tornado as she drove through the county this evening (Tuesday).

Television personality Cathy McGowan came to Ipswich in February 1967

Opening in 1967, Fanny was the first boutique to open in Ipswich, writes David Kindred,

Road crash. Library image.

A crash involving a bus and a car has blocked an Ipswich road.

Michael Murdon, from Woolpit

Police are appealing for help to find a missing man from Woolpit who may be in Felixstowe.

Sebastian Beaumont-Hewitt and Tobey Bloomfield.

Beaver Scouts in Ipswich celebrate 30th anniversary in swine style.

The Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich The Right Reverend Martin Seeley, centre, and clergy with priests who were ordained at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, on Saturday. 25/06/16.

Fifteen new priests and deacons, including two in their 20s, have been ordained during a ceremony in Suffolk.

Stoke Street, where the incident happened

Three men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Ipswich have been told they will not be charged.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Rail services are delayed between Ipswich and Lowestoft, and between Manningtree and Colchester, due to problems on the network.

Tracy Garwood's car parked on her drive in Saturn Road, Ipswich

A woman has been left fuming after she was given a ticket for a car parked on her drive, which was deemed to be on double yellow lines.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24