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Premier League Reading Stars evaluation report 2014/15

Added 04 Jan 2016 | Updated 30 Apr 18

The National Literacy Trust’s Premier League Reading Stars programme (PLRS) is a literacy intervention for children aged 9-13 that uses the motivational power of Premier League football to inspire children and young people to read more and to improve their literacy skills. 

The attached report is based on findings from online surveys completed by participating children, research into a control group of non-participating children, interviews with practitioners, and focus group discussions with pupils. The outcomes of the programme are very positive according to this year’s findings.

Compared with a group of children who didn’t participate in PLRS, children who took part in PLRS activities:

  • Are more likely to enjoy reading
  • Feel more confident as readers
  • Have more positive attitudes towards reading
  • Are more positive about footballers as readers  

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