The Abbey School is pleased to announce that we are a Lead Hub School for the National Children's Football Alliance Peace Fields Project. Mr J Long who will be the PFP project manager at school details "This is a great project that covers so many cross curricular areas and will really help our pupils see the link between sport and history". The project will involve many students from across the school with trips to Greenwich University, Maidstone War Museum and even a trip to France to visit the iconic Flanders Fields. Pupils work from across the project will be displayed at a exhibition event held next summer, a primary school football tournament where the Army and Royal British Legion will be present, numerous cross curricular displays of our pupils work including, Cooking, Art, Dance will be on show. The highlight of the day will be the official twinning of The Abbey Schools Field with Flanders Peace Field. Please follow the link to the NCFA's Peace Field website for more information.
Talented Abbey School pupil Josh Donnelly, a Dover Athletic FC Academy player, will be living the dream after being scouted by a Florida university.
The 18-year-old midfielder has been offered a full scholarship to the Eastern Florida State University, having developed his skills through the academy programme run in partnership with The Abbey. He will play football for two years in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) division. Afterwards the teenager will take up another two-year contract playing for the University of North Carolina Greensboro Spartans.
Donnelly, who has appeared for the Whites’ first team, as well as in pre-season matches for Margate, was described by the US coaches as like “a young Danny Welbeck”. He will travel to America in August, despite breaking his jaw at Easter in a match against Bromley. Donnelly said: “I have metal plates fitted and I thought that might delay my departure but it turns out I can do my rehabilitation in the US.