- I like football ’cause it gets you outside and active.
- Football is a fun game because you get fresh air and it is good.
- Football is not complicated and is easy to learn.
- I love football because it is really exciting when the player is really close to the goal and they about to score, but they miss. It’s even more exiting if they score.
Class 5MTS at Cavendish Primary asked their class teacher the following questions…
Do you think England are going to win?
I think they have a good chance, but I do not really follow ladies football. However, after learning all about them I will be watching the Euros this year and cheering them on!
Would you like to be a commentator or a footballer?
I would rather be a footballer. I think that being a footballer gives you the opportunity to play a sport you love all around the world. It will also keep you fit and healthy. Additionally, it would fill me with pride if I was chosen to play for my country and play as part of a team and to hear everyone cheering me on! It also gives me a chance to work with young children and inspire them to be what they want to be!
When was football first played?
I would imagine that football has been played for a long time at an amateur level – possibly dating back to medieval times when villagers would play against each other using a pig’s bladder! I imagine there were no rules and there would be many fouls and injuries!
Who do you think will score for England in the tournament?
I have heard that Lucy Bronze was the star of the World Cup and I am sure she will score again in the Euros. I have also heard that Toni Duggan has just moved from City to Barcelona and I bet she will be keen to impress her new club, so she will be hoping to score too!
Why should children learn about discrimination?
It is very important that children learn about discrimination so that they know that there are no barriers in their lives. It does not matter what gender, race, religion, nationality or ethnicity you are, every child (and adult) can be what they want to be and do what they want to do! It is giving children choices, opening their minds and broadening their futures. It is also to make children aware that although everyone is different, we need to celebrate these differences and learn from each other.
Have you ever met a player, or a famous person in your life?
I have met Peter Schmeichel who is a famous Danish player. He played for Manchester United as their goalkeeper. I would love to meet Roy Keane as he was a hero of mine in the 1990s when I watched Manchester United with my dad. I did see him once, but it was from far away!
Drawing by Savage Sausages
I think that it is not fair that boys get more attention than girls in football and they also get more money than girls.
Girls and boys are capable of the same things so they should be treated the same way.
It is not fair that boys are only allowed to do some sports. We should all be treated equally! I do not think it is fair that boys and girls get treated differently.
Year 4 at Didsbury CE Primary asked their class teacher the following questions…
How do you think Everycolour will make people happy?
It discourages sexism.
It gets everyone involved.
It makes girls feel included.
It unites everyone and says everyone is equal.
It increases people’s knowledge about women’s football, I knew very little about it at the start of the project.
Have you ever watched a women’s football match?
Yes, I saw England win 10-1, so they are more successful and score more goals than the men.
They are tough and are not afraid to tackle.
How could football be made better?
I would like to see boy v girls matches or even mixed teams.
If you could go to any football match what team would you like to watch?
I liked to see Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool play one day.
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I like football because it is really fun and exciting and it’s an easy sport to learn – unlike cricket, tennis and baseball. It’s my favourite sport and I love it. The good thing about it is that men and women can play it.
There are two nets at each side of the pitch and a ball. There are two teams and each one of them is at a different side of the pitch. There are eleven players on each side of the pitch and there are six positions to play in and they are: goalkeeper, defence, midfield, left wing, right wing and striker. The goalkeeper stands just in front of the net and when the ball comes he (or she) tries to dive and stop the ball from going in the net. The defenders stop the ball from going near the goal! The midfielders keep running around the whole field trying to get the ball off the other team and if it gets past them they just run back and get the ball. The strikers stay at the top of the field and when the ball comes near them they blast it and hopefully score a goal!
Football is my favourite sport and lots of other people in my class like it too.
Class 5HD at Cavendish Primary asked their class teacher the following questions…
What do you think about sexism in football?
I don’t believe enough is being done in any sport to improve the opportunities for women although I know there have been improvements; notably in football and rugby. It’s not a level playing field and some of those attitudes start at primary school so it’s up to everyone in education to make a big effort to change it. It seems there are more women working on and off the field in football but there is still a big way to go. I have heard that female referees have had a particularly difficult time with abuse given from the terraces.
Why are people racist?
I don’t really know to be honest. Some of our attitudes are shaped when we are young from the people around us. Also we tend to judge people without getting to know them first. Some people blame other groups of people for problems in the country. There are no excuses -it’s simply wrong and comes from some people not understanding each other or wanting to celebrate differences.
Do you think men appreciate women as footballers?
I think most people are coming to realise that football does not just belong to men but some more traditional fans may find that hard to accept. Attitudes take a while to change so hopefully in the future it may not be an issue. When women were given the vote, it caused outrage and now we don’t think twice about it; just how unfair it was. Perhaps the same could happen to women in sport-one day it might not be an issue. More publicity needs to be given by the media when women play.
Do you know any girl players?
Only Steph Houghton but to be honest I don’t know any male players either as I am not a football fan. I prefer to watch rugby.
Do you think there is racism in women’s football?
I know there have been cases of racial abuse against female players. I think there is racism in all walks of life and we must always challenge negative attitudes towards anyone regardless of their colour, culture or gender.
Discrimination is bad because it can hurt people’s feelings when they are being themselves. Discrimination includes sexism and racism and can be about what people believe in.
Mutual respect is to respect each other equally. This prevents people from being treated differently.
Girls are the same as boys and nothing can stop that.
People are the same, even though they have different personalities that does not make a difference. Some people might think that only men can do football, but girls can do whatever you want to do.
And here is a little something: don’t worry, be happy, because there is nothing to worry about!
First, who doesn’t like the sweet, saccharine smell of stadium food? Everyone should experience how tasty football food is.
Second, doesn’t it feel great when one of the strikers from your team just runs up to the net with the ball and scores!
I like football because it is a competitive sport to watch with friends.
Anyone can play and it is an easy sport to learn. It’s also a good sport to play as a team. I like it when I go to the stadium to see my favourite team play. It’s good because you get to make new friends and you feel so happy when you score a goal and all your team cheers you on.
Men and women can play it, so lots of people know the sport. You can get a match with anyone. You get really excited when you win a match and everybody works as a team.
Why all forms of discrimination are bad
Everyone can do anything. So most people don’t understand why there is so much racism, sexism and abuse in the world. There are so many women footballers, male midwives – the fastest man in the world is black. So there are really big examples of what equality is and how it should be.
Equality means treating people the way you want to be treated.
Discrimination is something that shouldn’t happen, but for some reason it does.
Discrimination is when someone can’t do something for a reason like their gender or skin colour and other stuff too. It’s bad because we’ve all got a right to do something. Also it makes people feel left out.
Anyone can do anything and other people don’t need to tell you what you can’t do.
I am not very fond of football because I am not a sporty person. Of course, I like to do some sports, like a sport me and my friends made up called Paddle Football. Other than that, football is on halfies, but is tipping into the ‘not fond of’ category. I do not know why, but I am more into gaming than sport. Done!
There is no reason to treat people differently. They may look different, but we all look different and if we didn’t, life would be boring!
If you are mean to someone because they are different, you might as well be mean to yourself, because everyone is different and everyone has their own personality, meaning everyone is unique. After all, we are all human. Think before you speak.
You should treat others how you want to be treated.