SECONDARY school pupils got the chance to quiz Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough after joining a press conference at the Pirelli Stadium.
The Brewers boss took questions from a dozen budding newshounds who were representing their schools at the Pirelli Stadium for an event supporting BBC News Day - which will see hundreds of schools and thousands of students across the UK helping to create news reports.
The pupils from Abbot Beyne, Pingle, Paulet, de Ferrers and John Taylor joined press conference regulars BBC Radio Derby and The Burton Mail at the Pirelli Stadium to ask the manager about Albion’s prospects on Saturday at home to Fleetwood and for the rest of the season.
The Gaffer later posed for pictures with the youngsters and signed autographs.
The press conference then continued with Albion skipper John Mousinho and Derby County loanee Mason Bennett.
Mason stayed behind to take more questions from the pupils and also took time out from training for pictures and autographs.
Nigel Clough said: "It was a pleasure to meet the pupils who all asked really good questions. I hope it proved a useful insight that might help them in their future career choices."
The event was organised by the club’s charity arm, Burton Albion Community Trust.
Education manager Aaron Savva said: “It was a great opportunity for the secondary school pupils to sit in on a live press conference with members of the media who cover Burton Albion week-in, week-out. They were able to see first-hand how press operations are organised at Burton Albion and to gain an insight into what the job of a sports journalist is all about.
“Literacy skills are important to all pupils and the press conference allowed them to use literacy in a fun and engaging way.
“They have now been asked to write their own report of the day and the best will be printed in a forthcoming programme and on the club website. The pupil writing the best report will also be invited into the press box on a future matchday to see what it’s like reporting live from the Pirelli Stadium.”