18th Oct, 2017

Castle Bromwich schoolboy kept his 'eye on the ball' to win sports kit

Shaun Reynolds 12th Oct, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A CASTLE Bromwich schoolboy has won £250 worth of sporting equipment for his school by having his eye on the ball.

Cricket loving Samuel Graham, a pupil at St Mary & St Margaret’s Church of England Primary School – and a Warwickshire Under 10s cricketer – took part in a ‘Spot the Cricket Ball’ competition run by Scrivens Opticians.

The prize also included a family ticket to the NatWest T20 Blast Finals day at Edgbaston.

The competition was run in 24 Scrivens branches across the West Midlands, as part of a ‘You Can’t See The Signs’ campaign to highlight the importance of eye checks in children.

Scrivens Opticians marketing manager Martin Elwell said: “We recognise the importance of regular eye checks for young people, because having correct vision is key to a child’s learning.”

Headmaster Mark Street, who has confirmed that the money will go towards tennis nets, said: “It was a lovely surprise when Samuel told us of his achievement.

“As a school we see sport as central to our pupils’ physical and mental wellbeing, as well as giving them an opportunity to develop discipline and team skills.

“We are grateful to Scrivens Opticians for their kind donation, which will help us build on the breadth of sports we offer our children by purchasing tennis nets.”

Man of the moment Samuel said: “I’ve never won a competition like this before, so it was great to go to the finals at Edgbaston and win a prize for my school.”

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