Primary schools across the city are being offered a unique opportunity to play their part in Leeds United’s centenary celebrations later this year.
With the club marking a very special 100th birthday in October, Leeds United, working in partnership with Leeds City Council, is keen to engage with local schools to share and celebrate the club's rich heritage and also its role within the city's history over the last century.
As part of this, Leeds United is opening an exciting competition to primary school children in Years 5 and 6. Pupils will be asked to create something completely unique that will showcase a specific point of time related to the history of the club over the last 100 years and also its intrinsic link with the city of Leeds. The project must be an independent and collaborative piece of work with children working in a team (up to six students). Schools are free to decide how much time they wish to dedicate to the project and how it is planned into their lesson schedules. Each school will be required to pick one entry only to submit into the competition, which opens at the beginning of the 2019/2020 academic year. The deadline for entries will be 9 October.
An amazing and unforgettable prize will be on offer to the school with the winning entry, which will be chosen by a panel of judges. Representatives of the school and pupils will be invited to see their creation officially unveiled in a special ceremony at Elland Road. The winning entry will then be placed into a time capsule in the player’s tunnel at Elland Road, and in doing so, will become a permanent part of the club and its next 100 years.
If you would like your school to take part in this fantastic project, please register now via this registration gateway http://myleeds100.com/capsule Further details about the project will be provided at a later date, but if you have any questions please contact Nigel Thewlis, Head of Education Nigel.firstname.lastname@example.org or Emma Savage, Centenary Strategy Consultant Emma.Savage@leedsunited.com.
Leeds United is a club at the very heart of our city and communities, and it would be fantastic to see as many of our schools and children involved in this initiative.