Wow! What a day we had at Studfall Junior Academy! It was an amazing day for the staff and students at Studfall, who were visited by not one but two Mintridge Ambassadors, Fil Kamps and Jamie Cachia.
Our day at Studfall began with an inspirational presentation from both Fil and Jamie, all about their football and hockey journey’s and the highs and lows of competing at the top of your game. It was amazing for the students in the room to hear how both of our Ambassadors have shown resilience and overcome setbacks throughout their careers. The presentation was also the perfect opportunity for the students in the room to quiz Fil and Jamie in a quickfire Q&A. Some of the best questions were:
Fil, why did you choose to train for football?
If you were both going to compete in a different sport, what would it be?
What was your favourite subjects when you were at school?
If you could play for any football team (Fil) who would it be?
What hockey team do you support Jamie?
We had a busy day of activity planned for the students at Studfall Junior Academy, as the Year 5 Students were going to spend the day with GB Deaflympian Fil Kamps, playing and learning some new football skills, whilst the Year 6 students had a fun filled day of hockey planned with Scottish international hockey goalkeeper Jamie Cachia.
The groups worked extremely hard in all their sessions to show their skills to our Mintridge Ambassadors. With lots of fun and competition going on, even in the wet weather, spirits were high, and the students enjoyed learning lots of new things from Fil and Jamie.
At the end of each of the sessions the students had the chance to take photos with Fil and Jamie and have fun with the Mintridge photo props! Fil and Jamie both presented medals and certificates to individuals within the groups, who had shown great determination and perseverance within their sessions, or great skill in the games and drills. Each student walked away with a signed autograph card from their Ambassador to remember their special day.
We are so grateful to Studfall Junior Academy for inviting Team Mintridge, Fil and Jamie into your school for a fantastic day of sport.
If you would like to see the photos and video from our day, please contact the staff at Studfall Junior Academy.
We look forward to working with you again soon!