Youngsters from a Sheffleld school have enjoyed a special visit from Owls striker Atdhe Nuhiu to help them on their reading project.
The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme have been working in partnership with the Premier League Reading Stars initiative to deliver a project that focuses on the importance of reading and how it is an essential life skill.
Nuhiu talked to the pupils from Aston Fence Junior and Infant school about how he uses reading in his everyday life from reading his contract, to reading the paper and checking his Instagram and Facebook accounts! After conducting a question and answer session, Atdhe signed autographs and had pictures with the pupils.
Evan, Sheffield Wednesday Community coach, said: “The Community Programme us working with schools across South Yorkshire to increase the amount of time children spend reading. It’s great to get players like Atdhe to come along and show the importance of reading.
The children loved talking to Atdhe and he acted as a great role morel to the children and discussing how reading is even important to a professional footballer.”
Atdhe said: “Reading is important for everyone – even footballers! We have to read our contracts carefully so it’s a useful to skill that you will keep all your life. It was fun to meet everyone at the school and I talked to them about both reading and football.”