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Posted on October 5th 2021
Year 8 Football Team Marks International Day of Peace
Our Year 8 boys took part in a memorial football match against Beauchamps High School, Wickford, in September, in celebration of International Day of Peace 2021.
The school was invited by the Basildon Twinning Society in association with their Forget Never programme which remembers the fallen during World War One.
International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the UN and two decades later it was voted to designate the day as a period of non-violence and ceasefire.
Despite losing the match 6-2, the boys did an amazing job in representing not only the school but the community by their professionalism and manners shown during the match. It was a day to reflect and sometimes, football is more then just a game.
Watch a film about the event below, including some of our boys talking about how peace can win out over hate.