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Players go back to school

25 October 2013

Look who is top of the class!

Latics' players went back to school.

Four footballers visited two local primary schools as part of the Oldham Athletic Community Trust's schools programme.

Mark Oxley and Luke Simpson visited St Margaret’s Primary while Sidney Schmeltz and Korey Smith headed for OASIS Limeside Primary School.

As well as answering questions from pupils, the players provided entertainment with skill demonstrations. Schmeltz even went as far as re-arranging the furniture in the classroom to demonstrate a Zidane move before coaching one lucky pupil how to do it. 

In addition to this, Schmeltz also demonstrated just how quick his feet were to the amazement of the staff and pupils. At the end of the visit both players showed off their acting skills as part of a video made by the school to promote the importance of attending school.

Simpson and Oxley went outside during their visit to show off their footballing skills with the pupils at St Margaret’s relishing the opportunity to show off their skills and knowledge to the players. One pupil impressed Simpson so much that he volunteered to go back to the school to present him with a prize.

Wendy Noble, Oldham Athletic Community Trust Administration Manager, said: "Both visits were packed full of fantastic questions to which I'd like to say a big well done to the children for.

"They'd clearly researched the players before they visited and asked some very detailed questions.

Schmeltz and Smith are pictured at OASIS Limeside Primary School.

"It was a great sight to see the players on both visits interact so well with the children. Visits like this are a huge part of our efforts to help create Oldham Athletic fans for the future."

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