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8 March 2013

Defender visits local school partner

Town’s Scottish international Paul Dixon will try to avoid going in the book when he’s on the pitch – but he was all too happy for that to change on World Book Day!

The 26 year-old dropped into Town’s School Partner Hillside Primary School in Newsome on Thursday to help spread the reading message, reading excerpts from a book of football poems.

Dixon, alongside Club Ambassador Andy Booth, also helped to select the winner of a competition the school ran on World Book Day where they challenged their pupils to take a picture of themselves reading in an interesting place.

The school’s Deputy Head Rebecca Peace is pictured alongside Dixon and commented:

“We put on special reading sessions for all the school and in particular wanted to encourage boys to get involved. 

“Paul is something of a hero to many of them as soccer fans and they were keen to get involved.”

Club Ambassador ‘Boothy’ added:

“World Book Day is a great idea – anything that gets children into reading is – and Hillside Primary School really embraced the occasion.

“It was fantastic that we could get involved and if Paul’s appearance helps to get just one more child into reading, then our mission of ‘making a difference’ in our community has been achieved.”

Town’s support of World Book Day doesn’t stop there – we have teamed up with Club Partner Igloo Books to offer free books to supporters under 10 years old on a first come, first served basis during Saturday’s game at home to Charlton Athletic; click HERE for full information!

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