Share

Story added: 5th December 2018

'Keeper joins Premier League Reading Stars session

Norwich City’s Tim Krul visited Spooner Row Primary School for their final Premier League Reading Stars session of the term.

The Year Five group were completing the 10-week long programme, which uses football as the tool to get pupils excited about developing their literacy skills.

The children had a chance to read poems they had written about diversity, before the City stopper presented them with their certificates for completing the programme.

It was then the turn of the group to hold their own ‘press conference’ with Tim and ask him a range of questions about his football career, his interest in reading and anything else about his life and experiences.

Tim revealed his fondness for the Harry Potter books and that away from football, he was a keen tennis fan.

Premier League Reading Stars (PLRS) is a 10-week literacy intervention designed to be delivered in schools, libraries and football clubs.

The aim is to stimulate literacy engagement in children aged 9-13 years who love football but lack motivation in reading. PLRS evaluation has shown that the programme can have a significant impact on attainment and attitude. 

The National Literacy Trust and the Premier League have worked in partnership since 2003 to create this evidence-based programme. PLRS is currently funded by the Premier League Charitable Fund.

"I really enjoyed the Harry Potter books to read. Also, I'm trying to learn Spanish so I try to read some Spanish books to help me with that."

Tim Krul

Goalkeeper, Norwich City FC

Logo of our partners
Link to https://www.thepfa.com/

Related News

Report: Schools Cup Champions’ Day

11th February 2019

Report: Schools Cup Champions’ Day

Eight local schools compete at The Nest to be Norwich City FC’s national representative

Wymondham pipped at Enterprise heats

28th January 2019

Wymondham pipped at Enterprise heats

Students from Wymondham High Academy were chosen to represent the club at the PL Enterprise Challenge heats

Sprowston reach semis of Girls’ Cup

10th January 2019

Sprowston reach semis of Girls’ Cup

School represent Canaries in EFL competition

2018: Year in review

17th December 2018

2018: Year in review

We take a look back over the past year