Frank Lampard heads Premier League Reading Stars campaign

England and Manchester City footballer Frank Lampard has been appointed an official ambassador for the National Literacy Trust in a bid to inspire young people – particular boys – to get reading.

Mr Lampard, who is now a children's author himself, is also reprising his role as a "Reading Star" for one of the charity's popular school literacy programmes.

Premier League Reading Stars is a reading intervention that uses football to inspire young people to read more and to improve their literacy skills. In primary schools, the intervention is aimed at year 5 and 6 pupils who are struggling to reach the expected levels of literacy and are in danger of falling behind.

It offers resources and activities, including online challenges posed by 20 Premier League footballers – one from each club. The footballers have also all recorded videos discussing their favourite books.

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