Thirteen Year 7 & 8 boys took a trip to Anfield Football Stadium yesterday as recognition of their dedication to the Premier League Reading Stars programme. The programme, run by the National Literacy Trust in conjunction with Premier League football clubs, aims to motivate young people to read by combining football and literacy. The aim is to help boys to engage with reading and see the value of reading in the real world.
Over the past ten weeks, students have explored a range of short stories, they have looked at how to choose books that suit their interests with authors such as Tom Palmer. They have also produced their own football poems as well as player profiles, alongside the visitors to school including Dave Prentice, Sports Editor for the Liverpool Echo.
The boys have been fantastic sports and today they were rewarded for their hard work with a football reading session, a reward ceremony in the Kop where they were presented with their Premier League Reader certificates, a full tour of the ground and museum and they finished off by taking part in football coaching led by one of Liverpool’s professional coaches.