Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Make Success at School Your Goal, Say Stars

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Make Success at School Your Goal, Say Stars

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Byline: By Daniel Thomson

Newcastle United stars Michael Owen and Shay Given yesterday [Wed] gave schoolchildren a lesson in making the most of their future.

The pair were at the Newcastle United Learning Centre at St James's Park to promote a campaign between the club and Newcastle City Council's education welfare service to promote regular school attendance.

Michael and Shay talked to children from five Newcastle schools about how important it is to go to lessons ( even if the youngsters plan on playing for a Premiership club themselves one day.

A series of posters, featuring a host of Newcastle United stars, were also unveiled by the duo and will now be displayed in schools, nurseries, libraries, sports centres, youth clubs and council buildings, to encourage children to stay in school.

Michael said: "This is a tremendous initiative and I'm delighted that the club and myself are giving it our full support.

"Regular school attendance is vital to your future and it's fun too ( so don't miss out. …

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