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‘Football School’: How Sport Can Get Children Reading

Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton identified a complex problem, and addressed it with a deceptively, elegantly simple solution. How to address the growing problem of boys stopping reading, while keeping them engaged enough to tear eyes away from videogames and television and the plethora of immediate entertainment 21st century life is set up to provide? Their answer was to write a football book, in name only—football presented in an entertaining, jocular manner, as a lens through which children could examine history, science and even linguistics for the first time.
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