Filbert Fox on World Book Day

Filbert Fox Surprises Primary School Pupils On World Book Day!

Year 4 pupils from Sandfield Close and Buswells Lodge Primary School were treated to a wonderful surprise as Leicester City mascot Filbert Fox appeared to join in on World Book Day fun.

- Leicester City in the Community held an annual World Book Day celebration event at King Power Stadium
- The event, which recognises the importance of reading, was attended by Year 4 students from Sandfield Close and Buswells Lodge Primary School
- World Book Day tasks involved reading and writing
- The much-loved Club mascot surprised delighted participants by appearing out of the King Power Stadium tunnel

The international event was hosted by the Club's charitable arm, Leicester City in the Community, at King Power Stadium over the course of the day (Thursday).

Pupils were invited to create poems, read their favourite books and to think about narrative plots through reading comprehension tasks.

For LCitC Primary Stars Deputy Coordinator, Glenn Short, it was another successful year recognising the importance of reading.

The children created and performed some outstanding poems and I enjoyed watching their confidence and willingness to read out loud grow more and more as the day went on.

Glenn Short PL Primary Star Deputy Coordinator

“We celebrated by giving children the opportunity to share what books interest them and why,” he said. “We did this through a number of engaging activities involving both teachers and pupils.

“It's all about allowing room for them to be expressive, imaginative and creative.”

This year’s event was inspired by the Premier League’s annual poetry writing competition, for which pupils created a fantastic range of work on the theme of ‘ambition’.

Short added how holding the event at the home of Leicester City Football Club, with Filbert Fox, encouraged the young people to engage thoroughly.

“Our access to King Power Stadium and Filbert Fox brought our chosen story ‘The Fox and the Ghost King’ to life,” he explained.

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Filbert Fox on World Book Day
Filbert Fox on World Book Day

Children were able to express their love of reading inside the surroundings of King Power Stadium.

“This in turn propelled the children’s enthusiasm to read on and find out the eventual outcome of the story. 

“The children created and performed some outstanding poems and I enjoyed watching their confidence and willingness to read out loud grow more and more as the day went on."

Your school can enter the Premier League Writing Stars competition by clicking HERE!

If you wish to find out more about the PL Primary Stars programme, please email Glenn Short for further details, using: glenn.short@lcfc.co.uk.

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