Students Score With Bobby Moore Tribute

YEAR 13 students from Sydney Russell School paid tribute to West Ham United and England legend, Bobby Moore, at the Boelyn Ground.

The performance was organised under a new initiative to link businesses with schools in cultural and creative industries (CCI) as part of the European Social Fund funded project.  

The tribute piece was researched, written and choreographed by students as part of their 'A' Level Performing Arts coursework and was performed in front of the Mayor, Cllr Marie West, and West Ham United executives in the Club's Bobby Moore Suite. 

West Ham United has been exceptionally supportive of the students, arranging for them to take tours of the stadium, unrestricted access of the grounds, choice of venue and pre-performance rehearsals on site.  

This piece supports an important module of the coursework and must focus on a local community role model. The performance required a significant amount of prior preparation, including researching archive information via books, newspaper articles and the Internet.  

West Ham United also gave the students access to the Hammers Museum  to verify research and helped the students get in touch with friends and colleagues of Bobby Moore.  

Cllr Jeanne Alexander, Executive Member for Education, said: "It's great to see students from the Borough exploring their talents and expressing their creativity. The Council is very grateful to West Ham United for all of its support and the generosity they've extended to our students."