SCHOOL pupils have been given the chance to join a Burton Albion press conference.
Youngsters from Abbot Beyne, De Ferrers and Pingle visited the Pirelli Stadium to sit in on the club’s weekly press activities ahead of the game against Brentford on Saturday.
They watched as BBC Radio Derby and the Burton Mail interviewed manager Nigel Clough and first team players Lucas Akins and Luke Murphy before getting a chance to pose their own questions.
Afterwards the pupils had an opportunity to have pictures taken with the manager and players and to get programmes signed.
The would-be sports reporters will now write about their day at the Pirelli Stadium with the best report being printed in the matchday programme when Albion take on Reading on May 7.
The writer of the best piece will also be invited to join the Burton Albion media team in the press box at that match.
The event was organised by Burton Albion Community Trust.
Aaron Savva, BACT Education Manager, said: “It was a great experience for the pupils who got a real insight into how sports journalists work as well as a chance to have a look round the stadium and meet the manager and the players. It was also a chance for the learners to see how English is used in a real life context.
“They asked some great questions and we are now looking forward to reading their reports.”