|On Sunday 23rd June, over 600 staff, students, parents and family members gathered at Erith Stadium for the inaugural Philip Lamin Memorial football match between our Year 11 and Sixth Form football teams. The day was organised by Mrs Tracey Boswell and Mrs Anne Bristow, Philip’s Head and Assistant Head of Year and what a fantastic job they did!
Many of those representing both teams were present the night Philip died so it was an extremely emotional occasion for all concerned. None more so than for Philip’s Mum, Juliette who, despite the loss of her beloved son, has stood strong and resilient throughout the last four months and become an extremely close and respected member of the Bexleyheath Academy family.
| After a pulsating match, the score ended up being 3-3. However, yesterday was about much more then football; it was about remembering a well-respected, talented and polite young man, Philip Lamin. It turned out to be a day he would have been proud of and a clear reminder that he will forever live in our hearts and minds.
Before the match there was a presentation of two defibrillators donated by Philip’s mum’s church community and heart charity Arrhythmia Alliance to the academy.
In another touching tribute to Philip, an open air concert is being held in the courtyard of the Woolwich Road academy on Friday, July 5.