Unless you've been living on another planet in recent weeks, you can't fail to know that the World Cup kicks off in South Africa next week. To tie in with the event, the National Literacy Trust have put together a toolkit for all who work with children to encourage reading and writing through the event. In particular it has been inspired by their own forthcoming research that found that one-third of boys struggle to find reading material that interests them, although the Trust is keen to emphasise that girls can get involved too.

The toolkit's title is Love Football: Love Reading 2010, and it can be downloaded from here. Users will find that it contains ideas for displays, activities, games and much more.


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