Callum visited Braidbar recently to hand over the tickets for last Saturday’s game with visitors Morton, as well as scarves and t-shirts, with a bus laid on by the Spiders to take the Giffnock schoolchildren to and from The National Stadium.
Despite the weather the ‘Tickets for Schools’ visit was a huge success with Calum saying: “It was terrific to see the children I met last week taking in our game against Morton. It was a horrible day due to the rain so it was really good so many of them came along.
“I had a tough Question and Answer session on my first visit and the second one was not any easier even though a lot of the questions whereabout the 90 minutes against Morton. It would have been good to have a goal from Queen’s Park to talk about however I was able to talk about not letting Morton score.”
Miss Taylor was pleased to see Calum back at Braidbar again as she said: “To everyone at Queen’s Park can I share how grateful I am that we were able to provide this excellent experience to our pupils and families. From the bus trip to the game and return it all went flawlessly!
“Our pupils were really buzzing in school and shared how much they enjoyed the game and would like to return again – so fingers crossed that they do!”
Former Queen’s Park Youth shot-stopper Craig Gordon, who is the Active Schools Coordinator for the Woodfarm Cluster that includes Braidbar, added: “It was a tremendous opportunity for the pupils to experience going to the match. They thoroughly enjoyed the chance to meet Calum Ferrie on the lead up to the game and were buzzing getting to see him in action, while keeping a clean sheet.
“The pupils and their families were delighted at seeing their school name on the big screen at Hampden, plus having it read out by the announcer and also getting a wave from Calum before and after the match.
“The work Queen’s Park do, especially Kieran and Mhairi and the players who attend, to make these types of experiences special for pupils in the schools is second to none. They are always going above and beyond to make it a fantastic experience.”
The club would like to thank Andy and his team at McDades Coaches for their ongoing support with this initiative.