School visits the GM to meet players for reading project
Shrewsbury Town's Community Trust have been supporting many local primary schools in delivering reading projects based around the FIFA World Cup.
The players have been keen to get involved with central defender Dave Winfield building up a close relationship with Shrewsbury's Sundorne Infant School.
He first met 13 boys from the school aged eight and nine in January and helped them develop their reading skills.
The group explained the format of their World Cup reading challenge to Dave, telling him they planned to read over 20 books between them in two weeks.
The boys managed to achieve their goal and have now enjoyed a fun afternoon touring the Greenhous Meadow accompanied by their role model Dave and two more players Tom Eaves and Jon Taylor who answered a host of questions thrown their way by the youngsters in the dressing room.
The Sundorne readers were presented with certificates and medals by the Town trio and congratulated on winning their challenge.
Jessica Lightwood, community development officer at the Greenhous Meadow, said: "It has been wonderful for the players to be involved in this great challenge based around the FIFA World Cup.
"We have worked with Sundorne School in previous years on the Boyzone reading programme and it really makes a difference to the reading skills of the boys.
"The visit to the stadium was a great incentive for the group. We had a fun afternoon meeting many players on our travels and finished the tour in the dressing rooms for an interactive question and answer session with Dave Winfield, Tom Eaves and Jon Taylor."
For more information on how to arrange a visit to your school, college or community group, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01743) 289177 extension 239.