Sport and literacy

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We use the excitement and passion surrounding sport to motivate and inspire young people to improve their literacy skills.

Programmes

We have a range of programmes for primary and secondary schools which use the power of sport to motivate pupils and students.

  • Skills Academy breakdance

    Skills Academy

    Skills Academy helps Year 7 and 8 students improve their reading, rewarding their progress by teaching them exciting freestyle football tricks, beatbox techniques and breakdance routines. Our interim research has shown that 1 in 3 participating pupils improved their reading age by an average of 11 months.

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  • Leicester Tigers

    Rugby Reading Champions

    Rugby Reading Champions helps children aged 9 to 11 improve their reading skills with exciting rugby-themed lessons.

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  • Theo Walcott PLPS

    Premier League Primary Stars

    Use the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

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  • Active Literacy

    Active Literacy

    Active Literacy is a programme we have developed with The FA, which uses the power of storytelling to engage girls aged five to eight years old in team sports.

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Resources

We have lots of classroom resources based around sport.

Success stories

We have over 15 years’ experience using sport to improve children and young people’s literacy.

Coming soon

We’re working on bringing you more programmes and resources focused on other sports soon. Sign up to be told when these are available.

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