4-4-2 Reading Challenge - Kicks off Today!

Published: Friday 16 February 2018

The project was set up to encourage children who do not currently read for pleasure, to use the incentive of free Football match tickets to start to visit their local library and give reading a try.

Children are encouraged to kick off their reading with this amazing challenge!

Scottish Book Trust and the Scottish Professional Football League Trust (SPFL) have joined up with 14 SPFL clubs and over 200 local libraries, to encourage primary school-age children to read in exchange for match tickets.

From 16 February to 31 May children can borrow books from ANGUSalive's Forfar and Arbroath Libraries and receive free and discounted tickets for a primary school aged child and an adult to SPFL football matches from Forfar Athletic and Arbroath Football Club.

Read four books for two tickets, it couldn't be simpler! Children can take part as many times as they like.

Sylvia Main, Children and families Development Officer, ANGUSalive, commented:

"The 4-4-2 Reading Challenge pilot project is designed to encourage children through sport to discover a love of reading."

Colin Knight, Senior Manager Sport & Leisure, ANGUSalive, commented:

"This is a fantastic initiative to encourage literacy skills through a popular sport, children can read up on their pitch heroes and football manager skills."

For more information on the 4-4-2 Reading Challenge visit Scottish Book Trust website.

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