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Football and literacy

We have a growing range of interventions and resources for primary and secondary schools that use the power of football to motivate pupils and students.


Primary schools

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Premier League Primary Stars

Amazing English resources for Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 teachers, including the flagship 10 week reading intervention Premier League Reading Stars. 
Coming soonWomen’s Euro 17 Championships reading resources 

Coming soon - A reading motivation toolkit and other resources that follows the Women’s Euro 17 Championships. Available June 2017.


Secondary schools

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Our secondary reading intervention gets your students in Key Stage 3 reading and learning amazing freestyle football tricks at the same time!
Coming soon Coming soon: Women’s Euro 17 Championships reading resources - Reading motivation toolkit and other resources that follows the Women’s Euro 17 Championships. Available June 2017.


More information

Skills AcademyAbout sport and literacy

Find out about the research and theory behind using sport as a motivational tool for reading and writing as well as our plans to further develop our programmes.
Skills AcademyFree rugby resources

If your pupils are more into rugby we have resources for them too! Includes a reading toolkit, crosswords and interviews with star players. 
Classic David Jamesedit Using football to promote literacy - Ideas for schools

Based on our experiences of working with professional football clubs to promote reading and literacy we offer advice on how to approach and arrange school visits with professional footballers. 

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In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, which coincided with the UEFA Euro 2016 Tournament also taking place in France, we have put together a selection of activities designed for pupils aged 7 to 13. 


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