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3 March 2022

Free books and matchday programmes for Oaks Primary School

James Norwood visited Oaks Primary School in Ipswich this afternoon to mark World Book Day.

The Blues forward handed out free books, matchday programmes and WHSmith vouchers to the school as part of the Community Trust's pledge to World Book Day.


Ipswich Town Community Trust have given 300 free, brand-new books and 50 WHSmith vouchers to 27 partner schools in the local area to support young readers as part of an exciting partnership between Premier League Primary Stars and the National Literacy Trust.

The partnership has enabled 27,000 free books to be distributed to schools across England and Wales via 81 professional football club community organisations delivering the Premier League Primary Stars education programme.

National Literacy Trust research found that children who have their own books are nearly three times more likely to enjoy reading. Lockdowns have made it difficult for children to access physical books because of school and public library closures, so getting copies of books into the hands of children is more vital than ever.

Since the launch of the Premier League Primary Stars education programme in 2016, the Premier League has distributed 152,000 free books to children in schools.

To download a free copy of Football School: Terrific Teams and to access football-themed activities visit:


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