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Football shirts and sustainability

Football shirts and sustainability

Football shirts have become much more than just a piece of clothing worn during a game. They represent a connection to a team, a player, a community, and they can hold great sentimental value for fans. To quote the retro football shirt aficionados Sartorial Soccer, "Memories are made of Polyester"   However, that polyester is a synthetic fabric made from petroleum; a completely non-renewable resource which causes significant environmental impact during extraction and processing. The production of polyester is energy-intensive - It is estimated that producing polyester uses up to three times more energy than producing natural fibres like cotton - and uses huge...

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The Football History Boys

The Football History Boys

The Football History Boys are Ben Jones and Gareth Thomas and together they have a thriving following on Twitter, a fantastic podcast series and a published book, with another on the way in April. If, like us, you love your football history you will definitely want to check them out. Ben and Gareth met in secondary school in Cardiff and became friends through their love of football. After going to different sixth forms, they met again at Swansea University and lived together during their second year when they were both studying for their History degrees. With it's fantastic sports history...

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The Psychology Of Missing Football

Mental health

The Psychology Of Missing Football

Whether it’s league or non-league, local and National lockdowns have been causing us to mourn our beloved football.  But what have we be missing?  What does it give us?  And why can’t we wait to go back?    This is how Ellis Platten from Away Days describes the void. But how would psychologists explain what we’re missing? Firstly, and so pertinent to the lockdown days of 2020, there are the social interactions we may be lacking. Ellis talks passionately about the congregation, the chat, the debate, the community. When we meet on the terraces we are engaging in an intense...

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Home Learning - Football Themed II

Home Learning - Football Themed II

During lockdown you can promote learning with these football themed questions covering literacy, numeracy, history, geography, design technology, creativity, physical activity and independent research skills.  To find another 23 home learning opportunities click on the link  We’d love to see what you’ve been doing. Please share your work with us on Twitter @OSFshop or email it to us at oldschoolfootball@virginmedia.com 1. Imagine you are Sergio Aguero’s personal trainer and you have just heard Premier League football is over for the foreseeable future because of the Coronavirus. Write a plan of action for Sergio to keep him occupied during his time in isolation at...

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Home Learning - Football Themed

Home Learning - Football Themed

Help your child learn at home with these pick and mix football themed learning tasks.  Adapt them to suit different ages and abilities.Home education activities that extend learning with extension tasks and offer control through choice of tasks.

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