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The National Literacy Trust and children's author Tom Palmer have developed a free World Cup toolkit for schools to inspire young people's reading. The toolkit is also supported by Chelsea and England mid-fielder, children's author and Premier League Reading Star Frank Lampard.

Written by popular football children's author Tom Palmer, Love Football: Love Reading 2014, is supported by Renaissance Learning and the Football Association. The toolkit features ideas, activities, resources and posters that schools, libraries and learning centres at football clubs can use to promote reading through sport.

During the five weeks of the World Cup, the National Literacy Trust will also publish an original children's story in twenty-six episodes. Each chapter will be roughly 700 words long (a five to ten minute classroom read) and will be published before 8 am every weekday from Wednesday 11 June to Monday 14 July, so that schools – and others – can read it aloud during the day.

Details can be accessed at: http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/news/6029_kick_off_the_2014_world_cup_with_toolkit_set_to_boost_kids_love_of_reading

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