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Tim Krul visits primary school to meet reading stars

5 December 2018

Norwich City's Tim Krul visited Spooner Row Primary School with the Community Sports Foundation for their final Premier League Reading Stars session of the term.

The Year 5 group were completing the 10-week long programme, which uses football as a tool to get pupils excited about developing their literacy skills.

The children had a chance to read poems that they had written about diversity, before the City stopper presented them with their certificates for completing the programme.

It was then the turn of the group to hold their own 'press conference' with Tim and ask him a range of questions about his football career, his interest in reading, and anything else about his life and experiences.

Tim revealed his fondness for the Harry Potter books and that, away from football, he was a keen tennis fan.

About Premier League Reading Stars

Premier League Reading Stars (PLRS) is a 10-week literacy intervention designed to be delivered in schools, libraries and football clubs.

The aim is to stimulate literacy engagement in children aged nine to 13 years who love football but lack motivation in reading. PLRS evaluation has shown that the programme can have a significant impact on attainment and attitude. 

The National Literacy Trust and the Premier League have worked in partnership since 2003 to create this evidence-based programme. PLRS is currently funded by the Premier League Charitable Fund.

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