Burnley FC in the Community were proud to hold a ‘Tales at the Turf’ event in the James Hargreaves stand at Turf Moor recently.

Working alongside Lancashire Schools Library Service, Coal Clough Library, professional author Sarah Roberts and storyteller Rogan Mills, over 70 children from 20 local schools joined in the fun ‘We Are Reading’ event. In support of the #LancashireWeAreReading campaign, children are encouraged to read for pleasure to improve standards in reading across the school curriculum.

With five workshops on the day, including storytelling and reading activities, a book present swap and a ‘get your book out in the dugout’ stadium tour it was a great opportunity for the local school children to swap the classroom for Turf Moor.

Sport Development Manager, Sam Howell said: “Tales at the Turf was a fantastic occasion for young pupils to come to Turf Moor and enjoy a fun filled day focused on reading and the many benefits it can bring.

“At BFCitC we have a wide range of programmes and activities that local schools can get involved in, including days like today so any schools that would like to find out more information please get in touch!”

The schools that took part on the day included: Rosewood Primary School, Barden Primary School, Heasandford Primary School, St Peters C of E Burnley, Padiham Green C of E Primary, Holly Grove Primary, Ightenhill Primary, St Mary’s Burnley, Lowerhouse Juniors, Cherry Fold Community Primary, Holy Trinity Primary, St Augustine’s Primary, Stoneyholme Community, Worsthorne Primary, Springfield Primary, Brunshaw Primary, St James Lanehead, Padiham Primary, Wellfield, St Johns C of E Cliviger, Whittlefield Primary, Christ the King Primary, Briercliffe Primary, St Stephen’s C.E. Primary

To find out how BFCitC can work with your school contact Sport Development Manager, Sam Howell on 01282 704 716 or email s.howell@burnleyfc.com.