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25 March 2019

BURTON Albion midfielder Scott Fraser has visited a local primary school as part of a Premier League reading initiative.

The Scotsman visited Victoria Orchard Community School, Horninglow, where pupils are undertaking a programme designed to inspire children to learn, be active and develop life skills.

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.

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.

Liam Hill, BACT’s Premier League Reading Stars Coordinator, said: "The programme has been a huge success again so far this year.

"We have already delivered the programme in seven schools since last September and to continue to have first-team players on-board really helps to engage with the participants. 

“Scott was fantastic and got really involved, taking part in both the theory and practical sides of the session.”

To find out more about Premier League Reading Stars and the work that Burton Albion Community Trust does in local primary schools, click here -

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