Coconuts' thanks and respect go to the children of Year 5 at Abbey Meadows Community Primary School, just round the corner from the Abbey Stadium, with whom we've just completed a four-week project called You & the U's.
Week one saw the children visiting the Abbey and The Story of the U's, Coconuts' mini-museum in the Supporters' Club. The following week, an elite group of Coconutters visited the school with handling boxes full of photographs, old bits of football kit, newspapers and so on, provoking lively discussions.
In week three we took Year 5 on a walking tour of the the east Barnwell area, visiting places with connections to the U's: players' houses, Coldhams Common, pubs, the site of the World War I military hospital, Geoffrey Proctor's post office and so on. And in the final week we had a look at what the children had produced as a result of the project: artworks, poems, songs, raps, reports, drawings, computer presentations, even a Lego-built main stand. We hope you can get a flavour of their ingenuity, imagination and creativity in the slideshows here – amazing stuff.
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