Change the world from grey to every colour!
Change the world from grey to every colour!
What I like about football is that it is a great way for lots of people to play with people that they might not play with or they don’t know. Also, it is a great way to get lots of exercise and get healthy. It will improve your stamina and help you get better in other sports. I also like football because you get to see different ways of playing the sport from different people and countries and you learn different skills.
Discrimination is bad because it separates people when we need people to be put together.
It also makes us feel hurt and being hurt makes us isolalted.
If everyone is isolated the world won’t be a better place to live.
Class 5CS at Broad Oak Primary asked their class teacher the following questions…
What sport, other than football, do you like and why?
I’m a huge fan of Ice Hockey and, if I could be anywhere, I’d be at Madison Square Garden watching the New York Rangers. It’s a fantastically skilful game played at high speed and, if you get a chance, head down to Altrincham and catch the Manchester Storm in action. You’ll be hooked!
Do you think players like Neymar are worth the money they cost?
Yes. Neymar, Messi and Ronaldo are at the pinnacle of the sport and have attributes that very few other players have ever displayed.
The economics of football (the world’s most popular sport) are crazy but it isn’t the players’ fault that they are able to demand such high salaries and transfer fees.
Who is better, Messi or Ronaldo? Please give your reasons.
This is a tricky question but my favourite is Lionel Messi. His ability to glide past opponents as if they are not there is mesmerising as is his first touch. His goal for Argentina against Nigeria is a fantastic example of how to control a ball – WOW!
Which do you prefer – the Premier League or The Championship and why?
The Premier League – It’s where every club (including Derby!) want to be!
If you didn’t support Derby County, which team would you support and why?
Whilst, I support Derby members of my family follow other clubs in the East Midlands. My Dad is a Leicester City season ticket holder and my Mum and Sister are both huge fans of Nottingham Forest.
Thus, I do have a soft spot for both Leicester and Forest – there aren’t many Derby fans that can say that!
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A message from our Everycolour Quizzers.
Class 5SC at Broad Oak Primary asked their class teacher the following questions…
Why can’t there be adult mixed football teams?
It is a rule of the Football Association that they only allow mixed football teams up to the age of 18. Football is still has the highest participation of women of any sport in the UK.
Why aren’t girls and boys treated equally in football?
Historically, it has always been thought that men are better than women at football. They are beginning to be treated equally now that we have a Women’s Super League of two divisions, 10 teams in each, played at the highest level. The England women’s team is now much more successful.
What is your favourite football team other than Manchester United and why?
Norwich City because that is where I was born and my dad and uncles supported them all their lives.
Why do you think people discriminate?
I would say maybe down to ignorance and stereotyping.
When was the first official football match played?
In 1872, when Scotland played England.
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I like football because when we get into teams we get along with people who are in our group. I also like the co-operation because everyone likes to work together – some disagree, but still play along.
Sometimes when someone gets injured, all the group (including the other team) go and help. Then they go back to playing football and make sure they are OK.
I like it when people cheer when there is a goal!
I like football because it’s fun and you get to tackle and defend your team mates. You can do skills with the ball and sometimes you can shoot.
You can do your best in football.
I don’t like football when they get angry when they lose. They do it as if it’s their first time losing and they can’t accept it!
Also, I don’t like football because you can get hit in the face a lot of times.
I like football a little bit because it gives you exercise. I don’t like it when it causes serious injuries.
I like football because it’s a ery popular sport and is also entertaining. I like the tension in the losing team when they are trying to score. I’m really excited for the World Cup!
What I don’t like is that players get overpaid. There are firefighters risking their lives and footballers are getting twenty times what they get paid!
Year 5 at St Wilfrid’s CE Primary asked their class teacher the following questions…
Who is your favourite football player and why?
My favourite football player has to be Harry Kane after his excellent performances in the World Cup this year.
Do you think boys and girls could play football together in the future?
Most definitely, our school have mixed teams and this should certainly be something to consider – perhaps the FA could look into this.
What would you do if you saw someone being left out because of their beliefs, skin colour or race?
I would endeavour to include them in sports, deliver talks and speeches and promote Everycolour to highlight the fact that nobody should be left out.
Why do you think people fight over things that don’t matter?
Sometimes, people don’t think of the bigger picture and get too involved taking things extremely seriously, as I say to my class, life is too short to worry and argue about things that don’t matter. Put in 100% to everything you do, as long as you try your best everyone is a winner!
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We are the Red Devils and we are the best – the Dream Team:
The Creative One
The Crazy One
The Quiet One
The Bossy One
The Weird One
The Playful One