Kingsley makes PLRS debut
After making his Premier League debut in the victory over Arsenal, Stephen Kingsley has now made his Premier League Reading Stars (PLRS) debut with a visit to Townhill Community School.
Accompanying Club Ambassador Lee Trundle, Kingsley joined a reading related Q&A session with a group of Year 5 pupils who are completing the course.
“We came down to answer a few questions from the kids and we were really happy to answer all of them,” the 21-year-old defender said. “We got a mix of questions-some about reading and how important reading is and some of them about our careers, so it was a really good day and I really enjoyed it.”
Working across the UK, PLRS has interacted and engaged with thousands of children since its inception. During 2014 alone, three out of four children made at least six months’ progress in reading in just 10 weeks, with one in three making a year’s progress or more.
Run in partnership with the Premier League and the National Literacy Trust, PLRS uses the draw of the Premier League, PLRS aims to engage with reluctant readers and channels pupils’ love of football to inspire an equal love of reading.
“Encouraging kids to read through the power of the Premier League is a great thing,” he added. “It was brilliant. To come here and be involved with the kids is a great thing to do. It’s the first time I’ve done it and I really enjoyed it.”
Watch the full feature on this week’s Swans In Focus available from Friday. If your school is interested in getting involved, or if you want to find out more about PLRS, please contact Thomas Williams at Thomas@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk