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Royals and Community Trust supporting World Book Day!

2 March 2017

Reading giving backing to nationwide campaign

Reading FC and our Community Trust are delighted to be lending our support to World Book Day!

2017 marks the 20th edition of World Book Day – a celebration of literature, and a day in which children are encouraged to explore and take part in the joy of reading.

Reading FC Community Trust have been spreading that message, and not just today!

Earlier this season, we hosted a group of children from Birch Copse Primary for a reading session in the home team changing room at Madejski Stadium.

That was all part of the ongoing Premier League Reading Stars programme which our Community Trust have been delivering to local schools, to help children to become more engaged in reading and writing.  Over a 10-week period, our activities officers visit schools to help them to practice their reading and complete activities.

If you wanted to give the gift of reading to a fellow Reading fan, there are also some fantastic options for any Royal bookworms in our Megastore.  Our stories are better than fiction!

And our matchday programme ‘The Royal’ is available at every home matchday as well – jammed with loads of great features, it’s a great way of staying engaged with your club.

Reading right-back Chris Gunter is pictured reading a book that resonates well – ‘Don’t Take Me Home’ by Sky Sports reporter and author Bryn Law is a recount of the history-making summer by the Welsh football team at Euro 2016, through the eyes of a man who witnessed that magical month up close!

For more information about the Premier League Primary Stars programme which our Community Trust delivers to schools, click here.

And for more information about World Book Day, click here.

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