Primary school lining up to play against Arsenal

Primary school lining up to play against Arsenal

Paul Miles

Primary school lining up to play against Arsenal

Football fever has overcome staff and pupils at Wessex Primary School with the announcement they will be playing a charity match against the Arsenal Charity Team.

Kicking off on October 13, the match will take place at Holyport FC football ground in Summerleaze Road,

Parents and friends of the school in St Adrians Close will take on a pool of ex-Arsenal players including Paul Davis, Steve Williams, Martin Hayes and celebrities  including Tommy Walsh (Groundforce) and Ralf Little (The Royal Family).

The match was organised after the Arsenal Charity Team saw that pupils had £3,000 worth of laptops stolen by thieves in May.

Arsenal spokesman Andrew Farley told the Advertiser: "I saw it on the front of the Maidenhead Advertiser and felt that the charity team would want to do something for the school.

"We are really looking forward to it."

In addition to the football match, a host of other attractions and entertainment will take place as part of a family fun day.

These will included a variety of games, a bouncy castle and refreshments.

The Arsenal Charity Team has been playing matches and raising money for charity since 1991.

Money raised from the day will be donated to both the Arsenal Foundation and the school who will use the cash to purchase new laptops.

Headteacher Nick Stevens said the match was a 'huge opportunity' for the school and promised to get all of the children involved in the event as much as possible.

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