Poole youngster set for spy adventure after winning competition

Bournemouth Echo: A MINION MYSTERY: Abbi and Zak Coles A MINION MYSTERY: Abbi and Zak Coles

AN eight-year-old Poole boy and his family are all set for a spy adventure and the chance to train as secret agents.

Zak Coles, sister Abbi, 12, and parents Mary and Peter won a weekend adventure break in Cambridge from Scrivens Opticians as part of a campaign to encourage children to have regular eye tests.

The company teamed up with the stars of the Despicable Me 2 film, the mischievous Minions famous for their goggle specs, for the initiative.

Zak and Abbi had a Minion approved eye test at the Scrivens branch in Broadstone and Zak was the lucky youngsters who won the top prize in a national draw.

The children will be able to train as secret agents like Gru and Lucy in the film, learning to sneak past laser triggers and through an enemy base, disarming fiendish weapons and escaping without being detected. A surfing lesson at an indoor wave machine, a go in a race car simulator and an indoor rock climbing session are also part of the exciting prize for Haymoor Junior pupils Zak and Abbi, who go to Magna Academy.

“It was a big surprise to find out we’d won and we’re really looking forward to it,” said their mother, Mary.

She said she took both children for an eye test when she went for hers.

“My daughter wears glasses and I need them for close work. As a diabetic I have to have my eyes tested regularly and as a parent it is natural to want to look after your children’s health.”

Scrivens Opticians manager Shelley Dean was delighted they had won.

“The campaign in our branches was a fun way to encourage children and parents to have an enjoyable experience and inspire them to have regular eye checks to help keep their eyes healthy for life.”

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