Kyle Bartley inspires young Swans fans to read
4th March 2016
Swans defender Kyle Bartley has thrown his support behind the Premier League Reading Stars campaign.
Launched on World Book Day by the National Literacy Trust and the Premier League, Reading Stars sees a player from each top-flight club read chapters from two of their favourite books to inspire children, particularly boys, to read more.
The Swans centre-back chose 'Danny, the Champion of the World', by Roald Dahl and 'Spanish Swans' by Pablo Gómez.
Premier League Reading Stars kicks off its 13th year with a brand new digital resource which has 60 online challenges. The website www.extra-time.org can be used at school, in a library or at home, which means parents can get involved too.
By completing literacy activities, participants can unlock exclusive rewards including video clips of their heroes, signed certificates and player profiles. In addition to access to the website and downloadable resources, teachers receive a box of books, National Literacy Trust Network membership, and a toolkit and physical resources to run 10 Premier League Reading Stars sessions. The sessions are designed for pupils aged between nine and 13 and each covers a different type or aspect of reading.
To mark World Book Day the lucky winners of a national Premier League Reading Stars competition were announced. We received hundreds of entries and have selected 20 winners from primary and secondary schools across the country. Winning pupils will be offered tickets for themselves and three of their friends and family to attend a Premier League game this season.
For more information on Premier League Reading Stars and to sign up your school, visit:http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/premier_league_reading_stars