Education

Marcus Rashford’s ambitious new scheme hopes to encourage children to fall in love with reading

BY Alice Crossley | tweet AliceCrossley2   /  18 November 2020

Footballer by day, superhero by night, Marcus Rashford is now hoping to help youngsters get into reading, as well as feeding them.

The Manchester United player will be working with Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB) to promote reading and literacy to schoolchildren. “I only started reading at 17, and it completely changed my outlook and mentality,” the footballer wrote in a statement on Twitter, “I just wish I was offered the opportunity to really engage in reading more as a child, but books were never a thing we could budget for as a family when we needed to put food on the table.”


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