Saddlers players Cameron Norman and Caolan Lavery joined pupils at St Giles C of E Primary School to join in World Book Week activities. Lavery and Norman met a handful of classes, taking part in book quizzes and reading activities at the Willenhall school.
The pair also read out excerpts from Tom Palmer’s football novel ‘Own Goal’, as they contributed to the school’s ‘Share A Million Stories’ project. Cameron Norman, who is the club’s PFA ambassador for education this season, said: “It was really good to meet the kids and see all of the things they are getting up to this week.
“World Book Day seems to just get bigger each year. Reading is always important, but I think particularly getting primary school children engaged at that age is a massive positive.”
St Giles are also one of Walsall FC Community Programme’s partner schools, with WFCCP coaches in delivering sessions throughout the week.
The school has dedicated a whole week to activities and events that immerse pupils in creative ideas related to books.
Head teacher, Mark Dakin added: “It was brilliant of the players giving up their time to come and see a little of what we are doing. “Reading is at the heart of our curriculum.
"Our vision for 2020 is to motivate all our learners to participate in the nationwide ‘Share A Million Stories’, and spread the love of books and reading for pleasure, both in school and at home.”