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Reading Stars at Abbot Beyne School

PUPILS from Abbot Beyne School visited Burton Albion to celebrate their top of the league reading skills.

The youngsters from the Winshill secondary school were successful in the Premier League Reading Stars scheme – which encourages pupils to develop a passion for literacy.

They all received a certificate, personally signed by Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough, and celebrated their achievements with a presentation picture on the pitch at half-time during the League One game against Shrewsbury.

The reading stars programme aims to narrow the gap between those reading at the required level for their age and those under-achieving. It has proven particularly successful in transforming boys’ attitudes to literacy and in engaging youngsters with a passion for football with a love for reading.

Bev Herbstritt, school librarian at Abbot Beyne, said: “The programme has been a great success in motivating our pupils and they were delighted to receive their certificates at Burton Albion FC on a match day.”