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OACT: Back To School!

28 February 2019

Oldham Athletic players Zak Dearnley, Jose Baxter and George Edmundson all spent the afternoon supporting the Oldham Athletic Community Trust (OACT) schools programme.

Once training finished, in the afternoon the trio visited two separate primary schools.

Zak Dearnley visited OACT school partner Hey With Zion Primary School (main picture) and took part in an art class with year three, assisting them with making mother’s day cards. He also took the time to answer questions from the children and sign autographs.

Jose Baxter and George Edmundson visited OACT school partner Bare Trees Primary, to meet with children in KS2. The pair answered questions from the children around being a professional footballer and the sacrifices it took to make it professionally.

All of the children received an autograph from the pair with some lucky children having their photograph with the Latics duo.

Both visits were part of the OACT schools programme delivery, which sees OACT staff working with local primary schools on a daily basis. Currently there are 18 OACT school partners across the borough.

Martin Vose, OACT Head of Community commented: "It is fantastic to be able to work with our school partners and Oldham Athletic Football Club to provide opportunities such as these to children across the town.

"Player visits are a large part of our schools delivery, with children able to meet professional footballers in their own envrionment.

"A big thank you to the club again and our school partners for their continued support."

Today's visits follow on from Andy Taylor and Jamie Stott, who visited Blackshaw Lane Primary School on Monday.

For more information on the work that OACT do within local schools please email

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