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Rugby Reading Champions a hit with primary schools

It’s back to school for many primary school pupils this week and Leicester Tigers are helping youngsters to become Rugby Reading Champions. 

The club has teamed up with The National Literacy Trust to deliver free ten-week programme‘s to Leicestershire primary schools that aim to help and inspire pupils to read.

Funded by England Rugby and Comic Relief through a Try for Change grant, the initiative has already been delivered in four schools since its launch in November – and the team will be heading to 16 more across Leicestershire over the next year and a half. 

One of the schools involved is Rolleston Primary School, who last term enjoyed a series of rugby-themed lessons which included presentations, group reading and their very own Rugby Reading Champions booklet. 

Hear more about the programme by watching the video below.

Next up, Tigers will be at Meadow Primary, Marriot Primary, Sparkenhoe Primary and Braunstone Frith primary schools. 

Rugby Reading Champions is the latest programme from the National Literacy Trust to use the power of sport to improve children’s literacy skills.

Primary schools can register their interest in taking part in Rugby Reading Champions by contacting David McDonald at [email protected]