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Through the English department, CAS will be running a project throughout the Euro 2016 football tournament. Led by Mrs Grice, it is hoped that students will be able to produce work on how the press operates during sports events such as hosting their own press conferences and report writing. This will link to Sports Day with ‘pitch side reporters’ at each event who conduct interviews and then produce a report for a ‘Sports Day’ newspaper, which will then be shared with the student population.

The students will be selected as recognition for their effort and progress in their English studies. This will go alongside the Sporting Ambassadors of CAS producing pieces of writing of ‘How it feels to be a winner.’

Within English studies, the students will read a book where a chapter is released each morning of Euro 2016 with classes producing writing activities based on the themes in the chapter. To establish cross-curricular links, an inter-class football tournament will be held, with music students working on National anthems to be played during the tournament.

CAS will be liaising with Stoke City Football Club and The Sentinel throughout the project to utilise the skills and knowledge of reporters and press officers, who can pass on their expertise to the students.

Tom Palmer, the author of Over the Line, (the story the National Literacy Trust is producing activities on for our Euro 2016 work which the students have voted on the outcome of the next chapter of the story), said 'Thank you Co-operative Academy for your vote and your great ideas. Hope everyone will be happy in the end with how it turns out. Best wishes and thank you for your support of the story.'

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