Football clubs sign up to literacy scheme

13th February 1998 at 00:00
David Blunkett, the Education and Employment Secretary, and a lifelong Sheffield Wednesday fan, was due at the club's ground today to sign up eight primary and secondary schools to England's first study support centre at a Premier League club.

Mr Byers, the school standards minister, follows suit on Monday at Newcastle United. Sheffield Wednesday will run six sessions a week for eight weeks, attended by 40 pupils a time.

The scheme, aimed at seven-to-14-year-olds, focuses on literacy, numeracy and computer skills as part of a drive to expand study support and out-of-school provision.

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