The famous football match played on ‘no man’s land’ on Christmas Day 1914 is being recreated by Liverpool schoolchildren.
Pupils from schools in Croxteth and Norris Green will take part in a tournament in an innovative way of bringing building new friendships and cohesion between the communities.
The WW1 Football Truce Tournament will be held on 1 July at Scargreen Playing Fields.
Schools taking part include Ranworth Square Primary, St Teresa of Lisieux Catholic Primary School, Our Lady and St Philomena’s Catholic Primary School, Croxteth Community Primary School , Monksdown Primary, Emmaus Church of England and Catholic Primary School and Our Lady and St Swithin’s Catholic Primary School.
Pupils have worked on Word War 1 projects in their schools, researching their own family history to see how they were affected by the war and there will be displays of their work at the tournament. They have also made their own uniforms to wear on the day.
In 1914 the teams were made up of men from different regiments, in 2014 the teams will be made of pupils from different schools, a chance to make new friends before moving up to secondary school.
Relatives, war veterans, cadets have been invited and there may even be summer carols!