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Four Town players visit local school to discuss Black History Month

26 October 2022

Taylor Moore, Tom Flanagan, Christian Saydee and Matthew Pennington visited Millbrook Primary School as they celebrated Black History Month.

The day saw the Shrewsbury Town players taking part in a Premier League Primary Stars Racism and Inclusion workshop with 120 Millbrook pupils. The workshop allowed pupils to answer questions like 'what should someone do if they are being bullied online?” and share their views on ‘how does racism make people feel?'

Shrewsbury Town players, Christian Saydee and Taylor Moore shared their first-hand experience with racism in football and shared with Millbrook students the importance of reaching out to others and receiving help/advice if anything happened to them.

The player visit ended on a high as Pennington and Flanagan were asked to hand out the Millbrook class cup – which was awarded to the Bennett House, named after our very own Elliott Bennett.

Adam Jones, primary education manager at Shrewsbury Town Foundation said: "to have the players back on school visits is an incredible privilege and we feel very lucky to be able to create these sessions for our partner school pupils. Covering topics like racism and inclusion is very important and we’re thankful to have the club’s help in sharing these key messages.

Leanne Vaughan, a teacher at Millbrook Primary added: “thank you so, so much for the player visit. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and have had further discussions on the topics raised.

“I can’t thank you all enough for putting the afternoon together”


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