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TWO of Burton Albion’s first-team players went to Mosley Academy this week.

First team duo Cauley Woodrow and Lasse Vigen Christensen spent over an hour with the children. The pair listened to the children read and took part in a Q&A with the children, where they asked them many questions mainly about being a professional footballer.

The reading session was set up by the Burton Albion Community Trust as part of their Primary Stars Programme. The Primary Stars programme encourages them to develop a passion for learning as well as sport.

 The children read a selection of stories such as Harry Potter, Horrid Henry and also read the players their own stories that they had wrote. Both players were very impressed with the year five and six’s reading abilities and said that some were better than their own reading ability.

Wayne Chadfield, Schools Coordinator, said: “The players really enjoyed themselves and were really impressed with the kids reading ability. There were some interesting questions too and the players answered them well and spoke a lot about the hard work and sacrifices you have to make as a professional footballer.”