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5 January 2018

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This month's #Shrews4All feature focuses on Maisie-Mae Docherty

Shrewsbury Town in the Community is putting the #Shrews4All spotlight on it’s participants during the upcoming months, telling their stories and explaining how the work of Shrewsbury Town in the Community has had a positive impact on their lives.

The journeys of these participants will be shared across the community’s social media and youtube channel, giving everyone the opportunity to meet those Shrewsbury Town in the Community have impacted upon.

You can find out more about the campaign by following Shrewsbury Town in the Community’s social media accounts and looking out for the #Shrews4All hashtag.

This months #Shrews4All feature focuses on Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School student Maisie-Mae Docherty, who participates in our Premier League Primary Stars reading intervention. These sessions aim to infuse children who love football but may not enjoy reading to try and get them to be motivated to read in their spare time. Maisie’s teacher, Georgia Young, felt that Maisie would benefit from the programme as she wasn’t reading at home and did not enjoy reading.

“We thought that by having Maisie read with someone outside of class, and someone who has an interest in sport which she loves most, it might motivate and encourage her to love reading more.” – Georgia Young – Class Teacher at Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School.

Maisie is now self-motivated in her reading since participating in the Primary League Reading Stars, and both her class teacher and Shrewsbury Town in the Community’s Schools Co-ordinator Alex Jones have seen a massive improvement in her reading skills and ability since the ten sessions, known as fixtures started.

“It’s improved my reading because before the reading stars I was not reading that much, but now I’m reading everyday at home. It has also improved my schoolwork as I can now fit more powerful words into my writing and can include more details.” – Maisie-Mae Docherty - Student

Find out more about Maisie’s story by watching her video:

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