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20 November 2023

DEJI Oshilaja attended one of Burton Albion Community Trust's Primary Alternative Education sessions today.

Alternative Education is a programme operated by Burton Albion Community Trust. It works with primary and secondary school aged children who are at risk of temporary and permanent exclusions from school for a variety of reasons. The programme is based around nurture and enrichment with the main aim of reengaging the students into mainstream education.

Brewers star Oshilaja got stuck into the session from the off. He was immediately grilled by the delighted students on a range of topics, from life on the pitch as well as life off it. He was even gifted a drawing which a student very kindly produced for him.

After the questions, a game of football followed. Despite his team being outnumbered, Oshilaja captained his team to victory in an end-to-end affair. After the full-time whistle had sounded, Deji was only too kean to sign autgraphs and pose for a group photo.

"The children were brilliant and I've loved my time here. They asked a wide range of questions and it was a privilege to talk to them about everything" said Oshilaja.

"Sessions like these are important for people who struggle in the classroom and it's great that the club does work like this in the community."

BACT Primary Alternative Education Lead Lisa Allen said: "Deji has been absolutely amazing with the children and they've loved him being here. When I said he was coming, they prepared so many questions and some of them put him to the test which is brilliant to see them engaging in the lesson so well.

For more information on BACT's Primary Alternative Education session, please contact


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