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Running with the Ball Improving Literacy through Sport

Being able to read, write and speak well underpins a child’s chances of success at school, at work and in life. But how do we begin to inspire children to pick up a book or a pen when it is often the last thing they want to do? Jim Sells from the National Literacy Trust shares some ideas and resources for connecting reading to sport for motivating students.

Combining sport and literacy 

To get children interested in reading and writing, we must first tap into what they like, enjoy and are passionate about. To this end, the National Literacy Trust uses sport and major sporting events to motivate children and young people to improve their literacy skills.

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