The Swans to celebrate World Book Day

27th February 2019

The Swans Community Trust have teamed up with WHSmith and the National Literacy Trust in celebration of World Book Day.

The benefits of the partnership will become apparent on Saturday 2nd March when Swansea City host Bolton Wanderers at the Liberty Stadium.

All children attending the game will be able to receive free World Book Day Vouchers from designated Community Trust staff at the match. The tokens can then be used at the pop-up WHSmith bookshop, near the south family stand, to purchase one of 12 exclusive World Book Day books for just £1.

These same vouchers will be provided to schools and given out over the next few weeks across the country.

The Swans are one of almost 50 clubs who will be providing over 10,000 books across the Football League and Premier League during match day events at various stadiums.

In addition to these books, a number of the Community Trust’s partner schools will be receiving visits from the Trust’s coaches, club ambassadors Lee Trundle and Leon Britton and possibly some players to assist in some reading activities.

“These visits from Swansea City staff will hopefully provide our young pupils with some additional motivation to pick up a book and read more often,” said Curtis Grant, the Community Trust’s Primary Schools Lead.

In its 22nd year running, World Book Day will be celebrated on Thursday 7th March, with the aim of encouraging all children across the UK and Ireland to explore the pleasures of reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.