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.”

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.