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Claret and Amber day for pupils at district schools
Children across Bradford swapped their school uniforms for claret and amber clobber in honour of Bantams’ Capital One Cup final.
Youngsters at Horton Grange Primary School dressed up in the League Two club’s colours to raise money for the Bradford City Foundation during a special celebration of the League Two side’s heroics.
Year one teacher Natalie Blott, a Bradford City season ticket holder, said lessons had been changed to cover the club’s history, players and learning about Wembley in preparation for the final against Swansea next Sunday.
“I wanted the children to feel excited about the final as I am!
“They’re absolutely obsessed, they’re always talking about the final, asking to look at photos of Wembley.
“A group of the teachers here are going and they’ve asked us to take pictures. It’s making history.”
As well as paying 50p for the chance to wear Bradford City clothing, students also received an assembly from Bantams’ legend Wayne Jacobs and mascot Billy Bantam.
Miss Blott said: “They took part in penalty shoot-outs and had Bradford City buns.
“The children made a great effort dressing up – a lot of parents had been down to the club shop to buy Bradford City stuff.
“It was a great way to mark half term and a great way to celebrate Bradford City. We’ve had great support from our headteacher, who’s a Leeds fan!”
Head teacher Richard Hunt used Bradford City’s story to teach youngsters about self-belief and rising to the challenge when being an underdog.
Crossflatts Primary School also marked the club’s phenomenal cup run by transforming the front of the school building into Bradford City colours.
Pupils also wore Bantams’ shirts and scarves.