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MOSPS Christmas Truce Tournament - 13th December

Spirit of Christmas Past Fuels Festive Football


In the absence of a PSP sports event this week, Gus and Hamish stepped in with an idea to celebrate the spirit of the 1914 Christmas Truce with a House Football tournament. Having looked at the event in their Literacy lessons, the boys wanted to show others how football has the positive power to bring people together and forget their differences. They launched the event with an opening speech and then let football do the talking.

The Yr 3-4 tournament was a close affair. George came 3rd, beating Andrew in the play-offs, while David took tops spot beating Patrick in the final by 1 goal to 0. It was an equally evenly-matched event for our older pupils. Andrew took 3rd spot on goal difference after a draw in the play-offs and the final between David and George was decided on penalties, eventually won by George.

At the end of each tournament, every player presented an opponent with a ‘Truce Tournament’ card to symbolise the gifts that were shared between the English and German soldiers back in 1914.

A huge thank you to Gus and to Hamish for their enthusiasm in getting the event off the ground and to Premier sport for providing a referee for the afternoon. It was a perfect way to bring competitive sport for 2022 to an end!