PUPILS have got into the cup spirit by transforming their school into an SAFC shrine.
Youngsters at West Rainton Primary School have decked classrooms in red and white ahead of the weekend’s Capital One Cup final against Manchester City.
Excitement continues to build across Wearside for Sunday’s game, with the Lads just 90 minutes away from winning their first piece of major silverware in more than four decades.
As part of the Red and White City campaign, schools, businesses and Black Cats supporters are being encouraged to hang decorations or wear the club’s famous stripes.
SAFC’s official charity, the Foundation of Light, is also fund-raising through the campaign, with participants being asked to make a £1 donation to the charity.
The cash can be collected by participating schools or businesses, or donated directly via www.justgiving.com/safc.
Alison McDonough, headteacher, said: “Many of our pupils are really excited about the Capital One Cup final and this is a great way for them to express that enthusiasm and show support for the Foundation of Light and the wider community as a whole.”
Lesley Spuhler, the Foundation of Light’s chief executive, said: “It’s been fantastic to see the support for the Red and White city campaign already this week, and we hope that more places like West Rainton Primary School will come on board in the build-up to Sunday’s big game.”