Each June the sixth class boys end their primary school experience with the ultimate challenge. It doesn't come much tougher than a soccer match against the teachers! Played on our all weather pitch, the boys are arranged into a number of different teams that enter the match every ten minutes. Unfortunately the ageing teachers don't have such strength in depth and therefore fatigue is a real factor/excuse in their performances.
Generally the matches are close affairs with the partisan crowd surrounding the pitch lending a gladiatorial atmosphere to the proceedings. Not a single voice in support of the teachers can be heard!
Usually a sixth class parent referees the eagerly anticipated contest. Some dubious decisions have been made over the years, usually in favour of the pupils. It's a fantastic occasion and is always played in a great spirit of friendship.
Each year however, the teachers advance in age while the ever youthful pupils are always spirited, enthusiastic and athletic. Despite it being a tougher ask for the teachers each year it is hoped that this wonderful tradition continues for many years to come!