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.


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

  • 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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  • FA launches new Shooting Stars initiative inspired by Disney storytelling

    Shooting Stars

    We’re inspiring young girls to get active and learn about football through the magic of storytelling.
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  • Skills Academy breakdance

    Skills Academy

    Skills Academy improves Year 7 and 8 students’ reading, rewarding their progress in a fun and engaging way. Help your struggling students find their reason to read and...
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Alternative provision
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    Game Changers

    Just 1% of pupils in alternative provision settings achieve 5 good GCSEs. We’re working to level the playing field through the power of football.
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We have lots of classroom resources based around sport.

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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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