Reading youngsters given a feast of sports journalism at Reading Football Stadium

Reading youngsters will be taught the art of sports journalism all this week at Reading's football stadium. Running from Monday 4th to Friday 8th December, youngsters will be taught how to write match reports as well as interview techniques in a week long feast of sports journalism. Pupils from Southcote, Katesgrove, St Mary and All Saints Primary schools will take part at the Reading Study Centre based in the Madejski stadium, the home of 'The Royals.' Jon Hartley, Councillor for Education and Learning, said: 'Seeing a premier league football club from the inside is tremendously exciting for the young people who use the study centre, and it can only give a huge boost to their motivation to learn.' Reading football club teamed up with the government department for Education and Skills (Dfes) and Reading Borough Council in 2003 to set up the study centre to help youngsters with their literacy and numeracy skills. The study centre can hold up to 20 people and boasts a specially equipped IT centre where pupils can come and learn both during and after the school days.