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5 July 2017

BURTON Albion players Ben Fox and Harry Campbell took time out from pre-season training to join school pupils at a series of interactive workshops at the Pirelli Stadium.

Year 10 pupils from de Ferrers Academy, Pingle School, Abbott Beyne and Paulet High School were at the home of Burton Albion for the Gifted and Talented event

Organised by Burton Albion Community Trust in conjunction with Staffordshire University, the workshops were designed to give pupils an insight into the university courses and career paths open to them.

Workshops included engineering, robotics, journalism and healthy living.

Brewers players Fox and Campbell were challenged with building a structure out of spaghetti and tape and to put a portable bike together amongst other things.

Campbell said: “It was great to meet the pupils and join them in having a go at the tasks. We certainly learnt a lot and I’m sure it was an enjoyable event as well as helping the students with their education and career choices."

BACT Education Manager Aaron Savva said: “Thanks to Staffordshire University for leading the workshops and giving the pupils a fun, interactive way to think about their futures. I’m sure it will have raised aspirations and encouraged the young people to work even harder in school to raise their educational attainment.

“I’m sure it was a valuable event for all those who came along.”

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