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Gallery: Keepy-uppy world-record breaker shows off at Beckford Primary School Winter Fair

'Keepy-uppy king' Matt Wolstenholme at  Beckford Primary School Winter Fair. Picture: Nigel Sutton 'Keepy-uppy king' Matt Wolstenholme at Beckford Primary School Winter Fair. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
11:00 AM

Hundreds of schoolchildren and parents descended on Beckford Primary, Dornfell Street, West Hampstead, to enjoy its annual Winter Fair on Saturday.

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Teachers and organisers transformed the school’s classrooms and halls into a Santa’s grotto and gift workshop, with a choir entertaining visitors with carol-singing in a makeshift café.

While pupils got on with making their own festive cards and decorations, dads were also found playing with a gigantic Scalextric’s track taking over an entire classroom.

English football freestyle legend Matt Wolstenholme, who broke a 20km keepy-uppy world record at the Olympic Stadium last year, was also found impressing kids with his astonishing ball control.

Rachel Zoldan, 43, co-chairman of the school’s parent staff association, said: “The kids loved seeing him do all his tricks and the whole afternoon was a brilliant success.”

The school raised £2,000.

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