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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    Premier League Reading 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

    Support your Year 7 & 8 students with Skills Academy, our reading intervention programme that can improve their reading and get them engaged and motivated.
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Alternative provision
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    Game Changers

    Game Changers is a 20-session reading programme specifically designed for excluded students.
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    Represent: focusing on girls in alternative provision

    Represent is our new programme designed for girls aged 11 to 14 in alternative provision that uses engaging texts to support communication skills, resilience and wellbeing.
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We have lots of classroom resources based around sport.

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    Marcus Rashford Book Club

    Fantastic free teaching resources to accompany the latest title in the Marcus Rashford Book Club - The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Beast Beyond the Fence. For years 4, 5 and 6.
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    UEFA Women's EURO 2022

    Excited about the UEFA Women's EURO 2022? Join in with our free activities including a reading challenge, online events and a 'live story'.
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  • Physical Education Resource

    Literacy in PE

    These resources support teachers to develop new approaches to embedding literacy into GCSE PE and sport science lessons. 
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Success stories

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

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