Chesterfield schoolchildren show support for England ahead of World Cup semi-final

Photos by Tina Jenner.
Photos by Tina Jenner.

Chesterfield schoolchildren have shown their support for England ahead of tonight's World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

The Chesterfield FC Community Trust took children from five of their partner schools up the Crooked Spire earlier today.

Photos by Tina Jenner.

Photos by Tina Jenner.

Two children from each of Newbold Church of England Primary School, Palterton Primary School, Mary Swanwick Community Primary School, Brimington Junior School and Spire Junior School attended the Church of St Mary and All Saints.

Community Trust activities manager, Keith Jackson, said: “It’s a bit of World Cup fever coming to Chesterfield. Chester the Field Mouse has been with us, helping to fly the Saint George’s flag in support of the Three Lions.”

Julie Whittaker, from Palterton Primary School, said: "The kids found it quite exciting. A lot of them have never been up there before and we’ve seen a lot of sites around Chesterfield.”

She added: "It's coming home!"

Photos by Tina Jenner.

Photos by Tina Jenner.

Palterton Primary School pupil, Joshua Wildgoose, said: “It was quite tight and some of the steps were quite small, but we finally got up there and and saw most of Chesterfield.”

"I think England are going to win 1-0."