Pupils get on board for cup!

Harry Fitzgerald, 10, left, and Finlay Haymes from ''Meon Junior School in Southsea  ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (150942-1)

Harry Fitzgerald, 10, left, and Finlay Haymes from ''Meon Junior School in Southsea ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (150942-1)

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SCHOOL children have been learning about the America’s Cup as part of their art week.

Youngsters at Meon Junior School in Southsea have been making boats after they were inspired by Sir Ben Ainslie, whose America’s Cup headquarters is based in Old Portsmouth.

Deputy headteacher Pippa Andrews said: ‘We are trying to encourage everyone to get a bit more creative and show their talents and strengths.

‘It’s all based around the America’s Cup and the Ben Ainslie Racing team because it’s in Portsmouth and it’s happening in July. They are buzzing and they are really excited and hoping that the UK team win.’

Emily Farrer, eight, who is in Year 3, said: ‘It’s good to learn about who Ben Ainslie is and why he’s so important.’

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