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12 April 2019

BURTON Albion loanees Brad Collins and Alex Bradley have visited Eton Park Primary School as part of a Premier League reading initiative.

The Brewers stars joined Burton Albion Community Trust staff to support the programme, which helps to engage and educate youngsters in reading. 

The Premier League Reading Stars project is available to every primary school in England and Wales, aiming to inspire girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field. 

The programme provides free lesson plans, activities and video content, which Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) have been delivering in the local community for over a year now. 

These are designed to inspire learning in Maths, English, PE and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE). The National Literacy Trust have created all of the English resources for the programme, with some lessons also involving a physical activity allowance for more active learning.

During the visit, the duo talked about their experience of reading from an early age, whilst also putting a footballing perspective on the importance of the subject.

Following the visit, Liam Hill, Primary Schools Coordinator for Burton Albion Community Trust, said: “The youngsters were delighted that the lads could come to the session.

"They made it clear that this was their favourite week of learning so far, and it’s great to be able to utilise our very own footballers to inspire the participants."

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