Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy Mascot Day surprise from Teachers UK

Photograph left to right: Gary Shaw (Community Manager & PL Primary Stars Co-ordinator at Mansfield Town Football in the Community), proud school pals with winner, Cerys Racher (centre with ticket) and Louise Hamby of Teachers UK, (right).

Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy pupil who loves football gets Mascot Day surprise from Teachers UK

‘Cerys is a deserving winner who loves football, and we hope she will have a fantastic experience on match day.’ says Teachers UK

Football loving eleven-year-old Cerys Racher of Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy was in for an extra special surprise in the last week of her school term when Teachers UK awarded her a full Mascot Day at Mansfield Town Football Club.

The Mascot Days are run by Mansfield Town Football in the Community and give children the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at the club, meet the players on match day, and to lead the team onto the pitch.

Louise Hamby of Teachers UK says that Cerys was a worthy winner of their latest competition. “It’s the last week of the school term and it has been our great pleasure to reward Cerys with this special prize. We have lots of nominations for the award, but the nomination from Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy really school stood out to us. She is clearly an inspirational young lady.”

Louise says that Teachers UK, an education recruitment specialist based at Mansfield’s I-Centre, enjoys giving back to the schools and academies it works with. “It is the best part of my job to reward young people like this. It is an inspiration, not only for winners, but for other children to see that hard work is rewarded. Cerys is a deserving winner who loves football, and we hope she will have a fantastic experience on match day.”

Cerys said she had no idea that she was the recipient of the award and will make the most of the opportunity.  “I have been playing football for about five, nearly six years now. The best part is meeting other people and playing with them on all of the different pitches. It’s a lot of fun and my Dad likes football too. I was very surprised to win this. I didn’t know why I had been called out, it’s amazing. On a scale of one to ten, this is a ten!”

There to make the presentation with Teachers UK was Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s Gary Shaw, (Community Manager & PL Primary Stars Coordinator). Gary said, “It’s a great opportunity to be a Mascot, it’s one of the most popular activities we do at the football club and to win this calibre of prize means she will have a fantastic experience. She will get to meet the players, she’ll get a Mansfield Town shirt and autographed football and will spend the day with us on match day.”

Anne Ingle, Head Teacher at Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy said that Cerys deserved the prize in this, her last year at the school.  “Cerys is an absolute credit to herself, her Mum and Dad and the school.  She is beautifully behaved and tackles everything with 100% enthusiasm. She has a brilliant attitude to learning and all of the school are going to miss her forever and beyond! We hope she has a wonderful day!”



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Note to Editors. More about the scheme:

1.      To find out more about Teachers UK, please follow the link:

2.      Teachers UK is a local business success story which was started in Mansfield in 1997 and now operates on a national scale. The education recruitment specialists supply teachers and support staff to Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools across the country as well as Further Education and SEN (Special Educational Needs), in all key stages and subjects, including Higher Education on a one to one basis.

3.      The company’s Headquarters are based at Mansfield’s I-Centre on Hamilton Way.

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