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Murdoch and Proctor support Reading Stars initiative

12 March 2015

Pair helped primary school children to write a match report

Fleetwood Town first team players Stewart Murdoch and Jamie Proctor visited Chaucer Primary School to show their support for Reading Stars initiative.

Reading Stars use professional footballers as role models to change attitudes towards reading. The children are encouraged to read and write with football a key tool for engagement.

To support this, Fleetwood Town invited a number of pupils from Chaucer Primary School to the Scunthorpe United game on the Tuesday night.

The pupils watched the 2-2 draw with Scunthorpe United at Highbury Stadium with Proctor and Josh Morris on the score sheet for the Cod Army. The students took notes as they wrote a match report on the League One match.

To help write the report, Murdoch and Proctor visited the school and partook in a question and answer session. This was followed with both players helping the pupils put together, and write the report.

This was a fantastic experience for the pupils who worked really well with the players to come up with ideas.

Striker Proctor, on the score sheet against the Iron said: “It was brilliant to come along and support the pupils from Chaucer with their project.

“I enjoyed talking through the game with them identifying key events to write about, and even more so that they named me the Man of the Match.

“It’s important at a young age to read and write and I’m glad that myself and Stewart could help with that.”

Murdoch added: “It’s always great to meet our young supporters and to help them write a match report on a Fleetwood game is a fun way of engaging the kids with reading and writing.”​

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