What The Schools Think...
St Marys CoE Primary / Essex
The whole school (adults and children alike) absolutely loved our day with Jamie. He was well presented, friendly, calm and engaged really well with the children. During his freestyling routine their jaws literally dropped - they were in awe of his skills and tricks! When they gave it a go themselves he was encouraging and supportive - the music really helped to motivate the children and they had loads of fun. They really listened when he talked about persevering and having to practise for hours on end to get better at anything. He is proof of that and what a good lesson for the children to learn. Many of them talked about how inspired they were and want to keep practising the tricks at home! Thanks again Jamie, we'd love to see you again another time.
Krishna Avanti / Leicester
Brilliant couple of days with Jamie in school, getting our youngest Foundation Two children balancing a ball on their necks and loving learning some skills. Right through to the Year 6 children, it was a great couple of days with all thoroughly enjoying the workshops and learning that resilience, determination and practice can result in goals being achieved. Absolutely recommend getting Jamie in and inspiring the children and staff!
Alumwell Junior School / Walsall
Jamie Knight came into our school as part of our Sports Relief event. The children thought Jamie's showcase was exciting and a treat for everyone. They all had a chance to learn a new skill and were inspired to want to play football. Some children even went out and bought a football straight afterwards. The children said that after today they would like to do this and many other sports in the future. This is exactly the outcome I'd hoped for from this day.
New Seaham Academy / Sunderland
Very smooth running of workshops and kids were amazed by Jamie!
Thistly Meadow Primary / Leicester
Jamie was booked in for two days at our schools...communication prior to his arrival was fabulous either via email or over the phone. In the day, he was friendly and organised. His manner with children aged 4-11 was excellent and he interacted brilliantly with them all. His workshops were relevant and pacy but he made children feel confident to volunteer and demonstrate. Would recommend Jamie to any school or group- our children loved every minute and even in the masterclass after school, despite doing a full day of workshops, Jamie was only too happy to chat to parents, have photos taken and sign shirts/ notepads/ DVDs.
Greenfields Primary School / Leicester
Excellent workshops. All the children enjoyed the performance and also felt confident to attempt the challenges. Great enthusiasm from Jamie and the children loved it. Jamie had nice, encouraging manner and all children wanted to join in.
High Peak School / Chesire
We are a School and Sports Partnership and serve 40+ primary schools and 7 secondary schools in the High Peak. We regularly organise events with guest Olympians and sporting professionals in order to generate impact and inspire the young people we work with. We booked Jamie to deliver an insirational assembly and freestyling workshop for gifted and talented local 10/11 year olds. Jamie was absolutely incredible, he understands how to generate excitement, connect with the crowd, wow and inspire them in equal measures to delivering messages that we use sport as a vehicle for- such as resilience, determination, positive life choices and overcoming hardship. The level at which Jamie is performing (world top 10 and the pupils will be able to watch him during the upcoming euros as 'skillsy') is inspiring and set the pupils in awe straight away, he moved on to his story, the amazing opportunities he's had through mastering his craft but inbuilt all important life lessons. Jamie is quick thinking and well learned and his academic pursuits endorse the 'work hard in all lifes elements' approach. During the workshop Jamie is very hands on and inclusive and he coached 70 pupils many tricks with astounding levels of success! Absolutely money well spent booking Jamie and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend
Charters School / Ascot
Session was very enjoyable for all the students. A range of performances to watch, skills to learn and a chance to ask questions. All the students were able to show improvement in some of the tricks and all left ready to try themselves at home. Great communication with me as the organiser before the event and with the students during the session. Many thanks
Ilmington C of E Primary School) / Shipston-on-Stour
Jamie came and delivered an assembly and workshops throughout the day at our school yesterday. It was absolutely fantastic. The children were engaged throughout the day, mesmerised by Jamie’s tricks and thoroughly enjoyed it. The after school masterclass was equally brilliant and we have had nothing but positive feedback from parents, carers, staff and most importantly the children. Thank you so much Jamie and for taking the time to encourage and motivate our students. Can not recommend highly enough.
Barnsbury Primary / Surrey
Really good workshop! The whole school loved it! Really good interaction a really positive day!
Larkswood Lime Academy / London
The day was fantastic! All the children were transfixed by all the skills shown in the assembly. In each of the session they were guided really well and amazed that they could complete some of the skills shown.
St Catherines Academy / Bolton
Communication with Jamie was excellent in advance of the workshop. Doyle was punctual, friendly, professional and engaging for two full days - just what we required. In student feedback, out of a range of activities, the freestyle football was the most enjoyable and taught much more in terms of growth mindset, overcoming challenge and resilience. Would strongly recommend. Thank you!
Bohunt School / Horsham
We wanted to say thank you so much to Jamie for his amazing sessions today. Every single student enjoyed their time, even those who would not normally identify themselves as “sporty”. Seeing Jamie’s skills in action was a treat in itself but he showed himself to be a great teacher as he broke down difficult moves carefully. This meant that all our students had a real sense of pride and success as they left the session able to perform a variety of tricks. It was evident that Jamie was enjoys working with young people and is passionate about helping them find joy and success through his session. We also really valued the way he promoted the importance and necessity of hard work and dedication to developing a skill. The students were absolutely buzzing after it and were keen to show off their skills to friends and family. We hope we can continue to work with Jamie in the future.
The Orchard School / Canterbury
Jamie was incredibly engaging with our children who have SEN needs. His sessions were very inclusive and involved all our children! We could not recommend him enough! Brilliant workshop! The kids were inspired! Thank you!
Willows Academy / Grimsby
Jamie was absolutely fantastic today, his freestyle football routines and workshops were exceptional. He wowed us all with his great skills and engaged and inspired the children. Jamie worked with every class in our primary school and catered for all ages and abilities. I am sure our children will be inspired for many years to come.
Chesterton Community College / Cambridge
The workshops were absolutely brilliant. Jamie was extremely friendly and great with the kids. Always willing to support and help all abilities. Will certainly hire again.
Bush Hill Park Primary School / Enfield
Jamie was brilliant. He engaged the children, was able to perform a high level of tricks consistently. Our children were truly wowed by the performance and thoroughly enjoyed their day.
Kates Hill Community Primary School / Dudley
Fabulous day, the children have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The children have learned so much and have truly been inspired.
Whetley Academy / Bradford
Great session, thoroughly enjoyed by the students. Jamie lead the session with confidence and the students were amazed by the skills that he showed.
Hoddlesden St Paul's Church of England Primary School. / Blackburn
Jamie had a excellent manner with all children, regardless of their age. They all had a fantastic time and I’m sure will talk about it for a long time to come. Thank you!!
Holy Rood Catholic Primary School / Watford
We have had an amazing two days with Jamie Knight here at Holy Rood. The children thoroughly enjoyed the assembly, workshops and Masterclasses and made great progress in both skills and confidence levels. Jamie was great with every child across the school, irrespective of age, ability and confidence level. We would recommend him very highly!
Stony Dean School / Amersham
An amazing day for our kids at Stony Dean School. They loved Jamie, his skills and his story. Highly recommend for pupils with learning difficulties
Riversdale Primary School / Wandsworth
Positive and engaging workshops, thoroughly enjoyed by both staff and students.
Haddenham St Mary's COE Primary School / Haddenham
Amazing workshops! All the children were mesmerised and engaged throughout the sessions. Thank you so much Jamie!
Clapham Terrace Primary School / Leamington Spa
Fabulous workshops that all our children could access. One of our pupils said they’d learnt new skills that they never thought they could master. Value for money, great service and would definitely recommend
Oxhey Wood Primary School / Watford
The day was amazing, children and staff loved it! I’ve recommended these workshops to a partnership school.
Alderman Bolton Primary School / Warrington
Alderman Bolton Primary School thoroughly enjoyed Jamie Knight and his freestyle football workshops. His manner and attitude when working with the children was outstanding, he is very skilled and professional at his job. He was incredibly inclusive and supportive of all children’s needs throughout the day and remained approachable to staff and children when help was needed. All children were engaged during the assembly and the sessions and they were always encouraged to try their best even if freestyle football was a new experience.
National Literacy Trust / London
Jamie has been a great ambassador for our Skills Academy programme, using the interest and excitement of freestyle football to motivate many students inside and outside of the classroom. The skills kids practise with Jamie help them with self-confidence, creativity and focus. Freestyle football is fun for all and Jamie knows just the right techniques to help kids learn and have fun!
John Keble Primary School / North West London
Jamie was great, the children were mesmerised by his skill and they couldn’t wait to learn some tricks for themselves. They loved the workshops and it helped our pupils to focus and improve their resilience. I would definitely recommend Jamie for a fun and exciting day packed full of skills, tricks and aspiration.
St John the Divine Church of England Primary School / London
The Freestyler visited our school to do freestyling workshops with our children from Nursery to Year Six. Each class had a fantastic time trying new skills and tricks. He was friendly and could explain how to do the tricks clearly for the children to understand. He was positive and encouraging as they persevered! Many had mastered some new skills by the end of their sessions and have since been practising their new skills on the playground. Would definitely recommend for some fun whole-school workshops.
Tregadillett Primary / Cornwall
The children (and staff!) were totally inspired by the workshops. The kids have been practicing the tricks in the playground for weeks after Jamie's visit. The day went down really well for both the kids and staff and we will definitely be using Freestyle Football Workshops again!
Cordwalles, Pine Ridge and Lorraine Schools / Camberley
“If you are ever looking for something different to spend your sports premium that will have a legacy and encourage your children to be more active, I can't recommend Jamie Knight highly enough. He has being running workshops all day today, teaching freestyle skills after a presentation assembly and hosted a 'cosy' masterclass session after school linking the skills with transitions into a sequence. He is coming back to work at our infant schools tomorrow! He is very child centred in his approach, supportive and approachable. The Cordwalles children were smiling from ear to ear, as were the teachers.”
SCL Education Through Sport / Surrey
Jamie was fantastic with the children and they could really relate to him! His skills were amazing and even had some of the coaches baffled. His coaching of the skills was easy to follow and gave the children the support they needed! We would definitely use Jamie again!
Match of the Day Magazine / London
This was a memorable experience. Everyone had a smile on their face and seemed to come away with something. There was lots of opportunity to accomplish something, be it landing a trick or coming away with the tools to practice a trick with a view to mastering it. It was also incredible to witness one of the world’s best freestylers up close and left me with an appreciation of the skill levels these people have.
Brentside Academy Primary School / London
Jamie was fantastic with the children and engaged them all in some great activities. The children loved learning new skills and are still practicing them in the playground. It was lovely to see children of all sporting abilities having a go at something new.
Brandlehow Primary School / London
Fantastic day for all of the children, every child was engaged and were in awe of Jamie and wanted to copy him and learn from him. It was such a super day that we are getting Jamie in again to work with some more children soon! It was a brilliant day had by all (teachers and children), the children have already told me that they were practising the skills at home last night that they learnt yesterday. I would definitely recommend this workshop to everyone!
St Christopher School / Hertfordshire
Everyone at our school thoroughly enjoyed having Jamie! The pupils had a brilliant time experiencing Freestyle Football and many of them are still talking about Jamie and his tricks to this day! The way he engaged with the pupils was excellent and we will definitely be happy to have Jamie back again soon.
Wilton Focus School / Salisbury
We would rate Freestyle Football Workshops 5/5 for the session and the students thought Jamie was absolutely brilliant. Feedback from all of them was very positive and as soon as the session ended they were researching Jamie on the internet!