Academy youngsters pay tribute to hero Bobby Moore


Youngsters from Bobby Moore Academy paid tribute to the late, great West Ham United and England captain who has given his name to their school.

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Moore's passing after a brave battle with bowel cancer, Year Seven students from the Academy, situated just a few yards from London Stadium, reflected on his life and career in a special West Ham TV video.

Bobby Moore Academy is an all-through Free School that opened in September 2017 with the aim of raising aspirations and offering an outstanding education for the students of Newham and Tower Hamlets.

Principal Stuart Burns said it was important for youngsters to learn about the man for whom their school is named.

"It is with great pride, and of great significance, that we are honoured to be allowed to name the Academy after one of the country’s sporting heroes, Bobby Moore.

"He was from the area and achieved something that no other British person has done before or since. He believed in something, worked tirelessly to achieve it – and did so with dignity and humility.

"This is the very ethos that we are looking to capture and embrace in this school."