World Book Day will be held on Thursday 5 March 2020 and the Huddersfield Town Foundation have exciting plans to mark the occasion.

On Saturday 29 February at the Club’s fixture against Charlton Athletic, Town Foundation staff will be running a pop-up book stall from the Doghouse based in the Fantastic Media Stand of the John Smith’s Stadium. The stall will be accessible from 1pm until kick-off.

On the day, World Book Day vouchers will be handed out around the ground to young fans, who can redeem a book from WH Smiths by visiting the stall. A varied collection of stories will be on offer.

Additionally, lucky students at Oak Primary School will benefit from a book-themed assembly on Tuesday 3 March. There is the chance that some very special guests will be in attendance to talk about their favourite books.

World Book Day falls at the perfect time of year for the Town Foundation, who in February launched the second round of their Topic Heroes project.

Topic Heroes is a creative way to inspire children to write, using topic-based learning. Through an interactive digital platform designed by Nutshell Creative Marketing, children are encouraged to write their own stories over a series of weeks. At the end of the project, they are provided with a printed book of their work, making them published writers!

On World Book Day itself, participants from the first round of the Town Foundation’s Topic Heroes will be presented with their printed books.

In speaking of the project, the Town Foundation’s Primary Stars Manager, Ruby Marlow commented:

“Topic Heroes is such a fun project for the Foundation and our young aspiring writers.

“It’s brilliant that we are able to link the project with World Book Day and offer the children a wider perspective on the importance of writing and reading, not only within the context of the UK but worldwide.

“Through the Primary Stars programme, we constantly reinforce the importance of language in schools. Topic Heroes is just one example of how we can do this.”

World Book Day, hosted by the World Book Day Charity, was originally created by UNESCO and first celebrated in 1995. It’s mission is to unite children to share-in and celebrate their love of reading.

For further information on Topic Heroes, please visit the website at

For Further information on the Town Foundation’s involvement in World Book Day or larger Primary Stars programme, please contact Ruby Marlow at ruby.marlow@htafcfoundation or at 01484 503 773.