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Working with 75 children from four partner schools

5 March 2020

On Thursday, seventy five Year 3 and 4 pupils from four partner schools came to the PTS Academy Stadium to take part in World Book Day.

Pupils did various literacy themed sessions including eye opening skills around analysing a Northampton Town match report! As well as finding out and understanding what the five-finger rule was, pupils were also encouraged to bring along their favourite book to explain to other pupils and Clarence the Dragon why they enjoy reading.

As part of the day, Clarence also challenged local schools on social media to show him their favourite place to read in school or at home and getting reluctant readers to enjoy reading.

To finish off the celebration of World Book Day, the club gave away free book tokens to redeem in the family area on Saturday in our fixture against Mansfield Town in partnership with the National Literacy Trust and WHSmith.

Lucan Burge, Schools and Workforce Development Manager said: “It has been great to be able to encourage pupils to get involved in reading and we hope with these positive impacts are able to see more pupils get involved in reading in the future.”

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