Poetic visit to football museum

Museum visit fuses poetry and football

A chance to mix poetry with passing, verse with volleys was enjoyed by students from The Radclyffe School today, as they visited the National Football Museum in Manchester.

The students were taking part in the Premier League Reading Stars event, which aims to boost boys’ literacy by encouraging them to find books that they enjoy reading.

At the museum the students joined with young people from other schools to be part of a poetry workshop. Listening to poetry being performed, the boys then wrote and recited their own poems, then took the opportunity to look around the museum.

Backed by the National Literacy Trust, Reading Stars also involves premier league players, including Manchester United’s Jonny Evans and City’s Scott Sinclair, motivating reluctant readers to read more.

English Teacher Helen Sharpe said, “Helping students to read about what they are passionate about has a great effect in helping them to read for pleasure, and gives a huge boost to their literacy skills. All the students had a really enjoyable time and were a credit to the school.”

17 June 2013

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