10 Sep Town Delivers Reading Diaries
The Town Foundation â€“ the registered charity affiliated to Huddersfield Town â€“ has today started to deliver 15,000 reading diaries to schools across Kirklees ready for the new school term!
Townâ€™s Club Ambassador Andy Booth is heading up the team thatâ€™s delivering thousands of the diaries, which allow pupils and parents to read together and track their progress, to 70 schools across our region.
The schools have been selected in tandem with the Clubâ€™s Schools Partnership scheme, which has forged links with hundreds of schools across Kirklees during the â€˜New Eraâ€™ of the Club under Chairman Dean Hoyle.
Boothy is pictured above with â€˜Captain Boothâ€™, the Town Foundationâ€™s new mascot based on the popular cartoon of Andy from last seasonâ€™s original reading diaries, alongside several key figures that have made the reading diaries possible.
The reading diaries have been produced in partnership with Townâ€™s Club Partner Igloo Books, whereas the artwork has been designed by Kid Premiership; Caroline Lee and Alan Hardy from Kid Premiership are pictured to the right of â€˜Captain Boothâ€™ at Canalside alongside Club Ambassador Andy Booth, Huddersfield Townâ€™s Schools Coordinator Rachael Taylor and the Town Foundationâ€™s Corporate Fundraising Officer Mandy Taylor.
Mandy Taylor explained:
â€œOne of the most important skills any child can leave primary school with is the ability to read independently and effectively and weâ€™re delighted the Town Foundation can play a role in this.
â€œThe reading diaries were immensely popular with children, parents and schools alike last season and weâ€™re delighted we can produce another edition this school term.
â€œThe production of these new diaries wouldnâ€™t have been possible without the support of Igloo Books and Kid Premiership and on behalf of the charity I would like to thank them for their invaluable help. Thanks to their generosity weâ€™ve been able to expand this yearâ€™s distribution to an incredible 15,000 diaries, which will see us make an even bigger difference across the area.
â€œHuddersfield Townâ€™s wide network of contacts within local schools has also been integral when itâ€™s come to distribute the diaries and that task has begun in earnest today. Weâ€™re working with several school partners and hopefully some of the other schools will become partners in due course.
â€œWe canâ€™t wait to see the diaries being used and making a difference this school term.â€