Samuel nets £250 sports prize for his school

Post on 12th October 2015

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

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

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 explained: “We recognise the importance of regular eye checks for young people, because having correct vision is key to a child’s learning.”

The money will go towards tennis nets.  Headmaster Mark Street 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.”

Samuel added: “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.”

Scrivens Opticians has a branch on Kitts Green Road, Lea Hall and is a main shirt sponsor of Warwickshire County Cricket Club.