BREWERS midfielder Luke Murphy was on hand this week to visit a local primary school in Burton, as part of a reward for pupil’s participation in a Premier League scheme.

Murphy was on hand to join in with a year six PE dodgeball session at Riverview Primary School, Stapenhill. The session was also joined by twenty participants from the school who had taken part in a reading project as part of Premier League Primary Stars scheme.

Premier League Primary Stars build pupils’ confidence in reading, writing and spoken language using examples from the world of sport to explore journalism, poetry and communication. As part of the reward for their hard work, the children got the chance to join another class and Brewers star Murphy, for one hour of physical activity.

During the session, the children also got chance to ask Murphy questions about his career and time with the Brewers, as well as taking photographs and getting merchandise signed.

Sam Groves, a Burton Albion Community Coach who was in charge of the session, said: “Luke was fantastic to have at the session. Not only the kids seemed to enjoy it, but just having a playing representative of Burton Albion at the school seemed to get the teachers excited too! It’s little rewards like this that help to inspire the children to learn and concentrate more in their classrooms, whilst it helps to raise the profile of Burton Albion at the same time!”