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Grimmer Visits Local School For Reading The Game

17 March 2016

Defender Rewatches Goal v Sheff Wednesday


For more information on Shrewsbury Town in the Community's Reading the Game project, email community@shrewsburytown.co.uk or call 01743 289177."A big thank you to Jack for supporting the Reading the Game programme at Meole Brace Primary School.

"The children loved asking questions to him and there was a big cheer when his goal was replayed.

"He certainly encouraged them on the importance of reading at school."

Neil Homer, Shrewsbury Town in the Community's education project leader, said:

"The kids were really fired up and excited to know he was coming down.

"We spent all morning coming up with tricky questions to ask him and he has really inspired.

"We have some ardent Shrewsbury Town fans in the class so it was a bit of a treat.

"The Reading the Game has allowed the kids who didn't really like football to get involved in it through literacy activities."
Jonathan Hunter, year three class teacher at Meole Brace Primary School, said:

"The kids were brilliant and had plenty of good questions.

"They screamed really loudly when they replayed my goal against Sheffield Wednesday so I was pretty happy.

"My reading is a lot better now and it shows how important reading is in school."
Grimmer said:

Grimmer also signed the Reading the Game booklets for the children.

The defender revealed that he had swayed towards becoming a policeman as a child as his family were all police officers.

The year three and four pupils at the school prepared questions for Grimmer's arrival which ranged from why he wanted to become a footballer to his favourite player (Wayne Rooney).

The defender, who scored the 95th-minute winner for Shrewsbury Town against the Owls in the FA Cup, gave up his time to visit Meole Brace Primary School.

Jack Grimmer rewatched his dramatic late goal against Sheffield Wednesday at a local school on Thursday afternoon as part of Shrewsbury Town in the Community's Reading the Game project.


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