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School pupils given special FA Cup treat
PUPILS from Stoborough Primary School in Wareham have been able to do what most football players can only dream of – holding aloft the world-famous FA Cup.
The school won a visit from the historic piece of silverware as part of the Beko Schools FA Cup Trophy Tour.
Stoborough was one of 10 schools chosen from hundreds that entered a competition run by home appliance brand Beko in children’s newspaper First News.
To be considered for the prize, entrants submitted a photograph of a class, club or school team posing with a cardboard cut-out of the FA Cup.
The competition was judged at Wembley Stadium by First News editor Nicky Cox, football legend and FA director of football development Sir Trevor Brooking as well as Beko marketing director Teresa Arbuckle.
The judges commended Stoborough’s entry for demonstrating creative flair and thought they were deserving winners of a visit from the FA Cup.
“The FA Cup is the world’s most prestigious domestic cup competition and has a fantastic heritage and reputation for being inclusive,” said Brooking.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Beko to take the FA Cup to schools and communities all over the country giving hundreds of children and families a once in a lifetime chance to see it close up.”