Barking youngsters show their support for the Hammers
Dozens of young football fans from the borough had the time of their lives when they descended on West Ham to support the side in their fight against relegation.
Sixty-six children from Northbury Junior School, Barking, accompanied by teachers, staff and parents spent the best part of Saturday, May 7, supporting West Ham United as they drew against Blackburn Rovers.
Waving their banners and school flag, they sang to the top of their voices.
Head of Year 6 Kuvinder Johal said: “They all had learned the West Ham songs and joined in with the Hammers anthem, ‘I’m forever Blowing Bubbles’.
“The children had a great day and were really well behaved, considering we had to get buses there.”
You may also want to watch:
She said the club had offered the school tickets, normally costing �32, for �5, and added: “The kids will not get the opportunity again. I know how hard it is even for me as a professional to pay that.”
The draw wasn’t enough for West Ham, who were relegated at the weekend.
- 1 Man, 19, stabbed in thigh in Dagenham
- 2 Man charged with murder after fatal Dagenham assault
- 3 Clean up continues after flooding across Barking and Dagenham
- 4 Manager celebrates 25 years working for supermarket
- 5 Murder investigation in Dagenham after man dies in street
- 6 A look back at floods which have devastated east London since 2016
- 7 Dagenham MP seeks views on CPZs after 'hundreds raise concerns'
- 8 Dagenham 88 Runners returned to parkrun action and tackled ELVIS race
- 9 Comedian: 'Jeff's in space and I'm stuck in traffic at Gallows Corner'
- 10 The schools in Barking and Dagenham rated outstanding by Ofsted