Jack Patterson, a Year 7 pupil at St Francis of Assisi Catholic College in Aldridge and parishioner at Christ the King in Kingstanding, Birmingham, received a special surprise last week when he was rewarded for the brilliant work he has done in his lessons, both at school last term and at home during lockdown.
Jack’s English teacher Mr Mobberley arranged for him to receive a personalised shirt and signed ball and programme courtesy of Walsall Football Club.
In addition to this, later in the year Jack has been invited to have a meeting with some of the players and lead out the teams at a match at The Banks’s Stadium and act as a ball boy and mascot.
This gift was chosen as Jack is a big football fan and promising football player himself, both for the school and his club Holly Lane.
Jack received his award in school from headteacher Mr Salkeld and was absolutely delighted.
Mr Salkeld described him as a credit to St Francis of Assisi and himself and said he really does demonstrate all the values the school stands for.
Well done Jack and keep up the amazing work.
Picture: Jack with Mr Mobberley and his prized Walsall shirt.