Football loving Cerys Racher was in for an extra special surprise in the last week of term at Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy when Teachers UK awarded her a full mascot day at Mansfield Town FC.
The mascot days are run by Mansfield Town Football in the Community scheme 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.
Cerys said: “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.”
Louise Hamby, of Teachers UK, said: “We have lots of nominations for the award, but the nomination from Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy really stood out to us.
She is clearly an inspirational young lady.”