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16 November 2021

BURTON Albion footballers have visited a local school to support Burton Albion Community Trust in presenting awards as part of World Book Day.

The youngsters at Scientia Academy were visited by Brewers first teamers Tom O’Connor and Conor Shaughnessy.

The players answered questions from the pupils not only about their football careers but also what books they liked to read.

They also listened to the children read some of their favourite stories.

World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading, with a mission to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income.

Connor Richins, BACT Schools Coordinator, said: “The players had a great time and really engaged with the pupils. Reading skills are vital in all walks of life and the programme helps to deliver that message as well as giving youngsters the chance to meet the players."

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