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The Premier League Reading Stars initiative aims to harness the motivational power of football to encourage pupils to improve their literacy skills. The project targets children who may be disillusioned by their ability and interest in literacy, but who do have a passion for football.
During December 2011 QPR hosted 2 Premier League Reading Stars training days with over 150 local schools and libraries represented. The new resources were introduced and demonstrated. These included a teaching guide and pack to be used in the classroom and a range of online materials. The online resources feature a number of top Premier League stars, including Joey Barton, introducing a range of literacy challenges.
For more information on Premier League Reading Stars, including how to get involved, visit the National Literacy Trust's website: www.literacytrust.org.uk/premier_league_reading_stars
If you are a local school or library currently involved in the progamme and would like to know what support we can offer please get in touch with Jesse Foyle, Education Manager, Jesse@qpr.co.uk