WWE® Superstar and Diva hammer home the importance of literacy during visit to Welsh primary school
13 Nov 2012
"I thought the wrestlers were great at answering all our questions and I really enjoyed having my photograph taken with them. They can come back anytime!” Calum, aged 10
Last week, to celebrate our Road to WrestleMania competition that is currently running in primary and secondary schools across the UK, WWE® Superstar Zack Ryder and WWE® Diva World Champion Eve paid a visit to Ynysboeth Primary School in South Wales. They spoke to some pupils who are taking part in the competition about the importance of literacy and what reading means to them.
During their visit, Zack and Eve told an excited audience of children aged between 3 and 11 years old that reading and writing were incredibly significant aspects of their lives, both in work and play. Zack spoke about how he is constantly developing his writing skills through scripting his weekly YouTube show, while Eve confided that she loves getting lost in a good book during her long journeys on tour with WWE®.
They then took time to answer questions and pose for photos with all the pupils (and a few excited teachers!)
The impact the WWE® visit made on the school has been great to see. Eve and Zack created a real buzz amongst the pupils, both for the Road to WrestleMania competition and for literacy in general. Nathan Wilcox, Year 5 teacher, said:
“The children really enjoyed the visit and are still talking about it - it was a great experience that has fuelled their imagination and enthusiasm for literacy”.
WWE® and National Literacy Trust have been working in partnership for the past eight years to raise the profile of literacy by using the WWE® Superstars and Divas as role models. Find out more about our current joint project, Road to WrestleMania, on our competitions pages.
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