Summer of Football

Added 10 May 2021
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What's coming up?

This summer everyone is more than ready for a return to sport, and we have a full fixture list of football-themed resources to help your pupils re-discover their joy of the beautiful game, and open up a world of reading through football. We want to help your team to get match-fit again by supporting their literacy skills.

Thanks to our partnerships with The FA, the Premier League and Rebellion Publishing, we’re bringing you a set of high-appeal resources that your pupils won’t be able to ignore over the summer term.

Fixture list

  • 25 May – 22 July: UEFA EURO 2020 Reading Challenge with The FA
    Help your pupils to read their way to the final, and get hold of a free UEFA EURO wallchart for your classroom, with a reading twist! Find out more on our UEFA EURO 2020 page.
  • 27 May - 28 June: Marcus Rashford MBE online event
    Purchase a copy of Marcus' new book You are a Champion: How to be the best you can be and get access to a free online interview with Marcus. And support the National Literacy Trust, too! Read the news story for further details. To be in with a chance of being one of 1,500 schools to access the event, and a copy of Marcus's book, for free apply here.
  • 11 June: UEFA EURO 2020 live online event with top footy author, Tom Palmer
    For this great event Tom led pupils on a fun footy-reading workshop and answered questions from our our live audience. Watch the recording.
  • 11 June – 11 July: UEFA EURO 2020 Instalment story by Tom Palmer
    Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Tom will be writing a story ‘live’ featuring Roy of the Rovers and his sister Rocky. Download and read the episodes as they are released, and follow the real-time action.
  • 15 June: PL Takeover live event with Priscilla Mante
    In this live event with top author, Priscilla Mante, she led pupils on a fun footy-reading workshop, taking questions and shout-outs from our live audience. Watch the recording on our Premier League takeover page.
  • Second half-term: Club Author Days
    Ten clubs from the Premier League and the English Football League will be visiting local schools with authors. If your local club is delivering, they will be in touch with their local schools.
  • 12-16 July: Premier League Reading Festival
    We know schools have missed out on brilliant author events in the last year, so so we’re bringing a star-studded five-a-side of the best authors EVER for FIVE DAYS of brilliant live events on the week of 12 July. This will feature quizzes, challenges, prizes, FREE BOOKS and workshops. Sign up for alerts on how to watch at the base of our Euros page.

How do we get involved?

Extra time

Still want more? Hurry across to our full squad of resources, activities and opportunities in our Education Recovery area.