Teachers release hilarious video showing off their football skills in support of England’s World Cup dreams

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Teachers gripped by World Cup fever dusted off their ball skills to create a video to support England ahead of the semi-final.

Footie-mad teachers have produced a hilarious video of them showing off their ball skills around a school in support of England’s World Cup heroes.

Comical footage shows everyone from the PE teacher to a dinner lady doing keepie-uppies, headers and volleys at St John Fisher Catholic College.

The school, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs., decided to put together the clip to send their support to Gareth Southgate’s men ahead of their semi-final showdown.

The minute-long video shows teachers showcasing their football tekkers at various locations across the school premises – from the sports hall to the classroom.

Teachers gripped by World Cup fever dusted off their ball skills to create a video to support England ahead of the semi-final

The whole video is set to a piano-version of ‘Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home)’ and features 18 different staff members at the mixed secondary school.

Deputy headteacher Garrett Murray said “After England won on Saturday against Sweden, I just knew I had to do it.

“I thought it would be a great way to show our support for the team.

“It’s brought the whole country together and I love that.

“I mentioned it on Monday morning to the staff and a couple of the team were there.

“But I wanted to get everyone involved from the dinner ladies to the PE teachers to the music teachers – everyone really.

“The feedback has been brilliant, the students seem to love it too.

Teachers gripped by World Cup fever dusted off their ball skills to create a video to support England ahead of the semi-final.

It’s really inspiring young people to get into sport and be proud of who they are.

“I think they can win it – why not.

“Where I live in Stoke-on-Trent everyone has jumped on board and has come together which is great.

“I think that this England team’s best attribute has been its teamwork – they all work for each other.

“That is a great message to send and show all the children not just in my school but all over the country.

“Mr Burke is the assistant head and he’s been the surprise of the teachers.

Teachers gripped by World Cup fever dusted off their ball skills to create a video to support England ahead of the semi-final.

“He is the Mbappe of the school – apart from his age though.

“They’ve done exceptionally well so far.

“Irrespective of what the result is tonight – they should all know the whole country is proud of them.”

The school – which caters for 946 pupils aged between 11 and 18 – uploaded the clip to their Facebook page on July 9 , where it has been viewed over 11,000 times.

Web user Jo Taylor wrote: “Very impressive footwork there. Have we got time to fly them out to Russia before tomorrow night.”

Heidi Watkins said: “Love it, Well done all the staff, very good fun.”

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