Some 15,000 reading diaries are being delivered to schools across Kirklees ready for the new term.
And it’s part of a huge initiative by Huddersfield Town.
Andy Booth, club ambassador, is heading up the team that’s delivering the diaries, which allow pupils and parents to read together and track their progress, to 70 schools across our region.
The Town Foundation, the registered charity affiliated to Huddersfield Town, is ultimately spearheading the campaign.
The schools have been selected in tandem with the club’s Schools Partnership scheme, which has forged links with hundreds of schools across Kirklees during the new era of the club under chairman Dean Hoyle.
Boothy is pictured above with Captain Booth, the Town Foundation’s new mascot based on the popular cartoon of Andy from last season’s original reading diaries.
The reading diaries have been produced in partnership with Town’s club partner Igloo Books, and the artwork has been designed by Kid Premiership.
Corporate fundraising officer Mandy Taylor said: “The reading diaries were immensely popular with children, parents and schools alike last season and we’re delighted we can produce another edition this school term.
“We can’t wait to see the diaries being used and making a difference this school term.”