On Monday 21st June children in Year 2 – 6 were lucky enough to meet Jamie Knight – Top 10 in the world Freestyle Footballer! Jamie has performed at some of the most prolific sports events such as the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final. He works regularly with professional footballers including the likes of Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Roberto Carlos and Rio Ferdinand and has even impressed the judges on Islands Got Talent.
Each class were treated to an extraordinary freestyle performance, the children couldn’t believe their eyes!
Children then got to have a go at some of the tricks with Jamie’s help. Some of the most popular tricks we enjoyed having a go at were the Rocket Launcher, the Blind Heel, and the Crossover. At the end of the sessions Jamie supported children to perform a finger spin by themselves (see video below)! Jamie helped the children feel confident, and talked to us about how resilience, determination and practice can result in goals being achieved.
A group of Year 5 children also attended an after-school Masterclass with Jamie to learn a few extra tricks. After practicing the tricks again at again many of the group were very successful. We hope that they continue to practice and impress us in PE! Thank you Jamie for an amazing day!
Have a look at what we got up to in our workshops and masterclass…