Liverpool FC Foundation have partnered up with the National Literacy Trust to deliver the Premier League Reading Stars initiative. Premier League Reading Stars is designed to stimulate children aged 9-13 years who love football but lack motivation to engage with and achieve in literacy. We have created a range of resources for the new season that will support your staff to harness this passion. PLRS evaluation has shown that the programme can have a significant impact on attainment and create positive attitudes to reading and writing.
We work in partnership with the Premier League to create our evidence based literacy programme for schools to use with target groups.
Over the past three years, thousands of children have used Premier League Reading Stars to raise their attainment. In 2014, 3 out of 4 children made at least 6 months’ progress in reading in just 10 weeks; 1 child in 3 made a year’s progress, or more.
Premier League Reading Stars builds on evidence that footballers can influence the way young people view reading.
Children who took part in PLRS activities were significantly more likely to enjoy reading at the end of the project. The number of children who enjoy reading very much increased by 75%.
What does Premier League Reading Stars involve?
This is a ten-week literacy intervention for 2015- 2016 for up to 20 pupils.
A trained member of the Foundation delivering the full Premier League Reading Stars programme: 10 one-hour football-themed literacy lessons that deliver statutory requirements of the National Curriculum.
A full tour of Anfield, home of the famous Liverpool FC.
A reading assembly at your school courtesy of Mighty Red (Liverpool FC Foundation’s mascot).
A session with the European Cup (either Reading Stars or whole School assembly).
A visit to Anfield for a reading festival with the chance to meet a Liverpool FC First Team Player