The World Cup was at Shoeburyness High School today as a surprise for a dedicated teacher.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola flew into Southend to begin a week-long celebration around GB.
Southend is the first stop of the seven day 2014 FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by
Coca-Cola in Great Britain but it’s a complete surprise for the community; nobody knows that the Trophy is coming.
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has been awarded to Southend teacher and StreetGames coach Rachael O’Brien by Coca-Cola for her tireless work in supporting disadvantaged teenagers in the community.
The official FIFA plane landed at Southend Airport ahead of the visit and a Samba performance was held at the school when the cup arrived.
Samba: Performers at Shoeburyness High School by Echo photographer Al Underwood
Landing: Picture by Echo reader Paula Clark
Watch a video by Echo photographer Al Underwood here:
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