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14 November 2014

St. Matthew’s get the chance to interview Ando and Luke

St. Matthew’s Primary School in Ipswich were the third primary school in Suffolk to receive a visit from Town first-team players this week as part of the Club’s new Education Programme. 

It was the turn of Paul Anderson and Luke Hyam to face questions from Year 5. The two classes of 30 interviewed the duo with questions they had prepared using the ITFC learning resources provided by the Club.  

“From the questions the children asked us, I think any of them could have a career in journalism” said Ando. 

“I’m really looking forward to seeing their finished articles.”

The pupils will now produce an article either for a newspaper, a football programme or a website from the information they collected from the players. 

The visit aims to encourage real-life learning and is a part of a wider primary-phase Education Programme created by Ipswich Town Football Club and sponsored by the Seckford Foundation. 

The Key Stage 2 initiative focuses on reading, writing and listening skills with schools across Suffolk being invited to become a Friend of ITFC and in return they receive a range of benefits including; one adult and one junior season ticket for the school to use as a reward incentive for pupils, signed merchandise for fundraising along with coloured posters and a DVD to promote reading throughout the school featuring a number of Town players and manager Mick McCarthy. 

For more information about how to get your school involved, please e-mail 

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