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Celebrating the The UEFA European Football Championship as a Family

Even if you are not a football fan you will be very aware by now that England won their semi final game against Denmark, 2-1, last night. ( Wednesday 7 July) . England have reached their first major final since the 1966 World Cup. ( 55 years ago) this is history in the making.

It’s 55 years since England reached a major football final so let them watch, talk about the importance of the National Anthem, talk about pride and resilience and possibly disappointment, this is a learning opportunity.

The team at Twinkl Move have been busy researching and designing lots of fresh and engaging content to support our children in making learning about this historic event of the Euro 2020 competition, fun.

You can access their resources here

This KS1 Euro 2020 Video Lesson will boost your child’s knowledge.

Jordan Wylie, local hero and explorer has shared these words about Gareth Southgate, “Delighted we are going to our first major tournament final since 1966. What an inspirational leader Gareth Southgate is! Humble, respectful, professional, decisive and super resilient too. We can all take some great lessons from this incredible man. He has not allowed his life to be defined by big setbacks. He has shown that learning from tough moments and using those experiences to positively influence your life going forward can fuel your success and help you grow.”

Jordan has also shared some colouring football fun for our kids, Jordan says, ” put them in your windows and get involved!”

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Where can we watch the final in Andover?

The final takes place on Sunday 11 July, kick off at 8pm, when England plays Italy.

Most local pubs will be showing the game, so pick your favourite and give them a call to book a table.

Or why not watch it on the big screen at Wyke Down. Read more here

The final will be shown on both BBC One and ITV, as is typical for major international tournament finals, with coverage beginning on each at 7pm.

On the BBC, the coverage will be fronted by Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand, and Jurgen Klinsmann. The commentators are yet to be announced, but it’s likely to be Guy Mowbray and Jermaine Jenas.

On ITV, Mark Pougatch presents, with commentary from Sam Matterface and Lee Dixon. The pundits are yet to be confirmed, but the panel will likely include one or more of Gary Neville, Roy Keane, or Ian Wright.

Wherever you decide to watch it , enjoy being part of history.