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Notts support Reading Recovery

8 February 2017

Pupils from Blidworth Oaks primary school visited Meadow Lane this week to read with the Notts County first team.

The children who attended have participated in the Reading Recovery programme, which is tailored to assist those who experienced difficulty with literacy at an early age.

Club ambassador Les Bradd took the pupils on a guided tour of Meadow Lane before the group read stories with the players and were given goodie bags by manager Kevin Nolan.

Bradd was delighted to be part of such a successful day, saying: "I played professional football for 20 years and have worked in the industry for even longer, and I've never seen anything like it.

"The players were fantastic with the youngsters and you could clearly see how much everyone was enjoying themselves.

"It was a truly brilliant afternoon for all involved."

Karen Towle, the Reading Recovery teacher at Blidworth Oaks, added: "We are still riding high after our fantastic visit to Meadow Lane.

"The children were buzzing on their way home and one even declared it 'the best trip ever!'

"There were smiley faces all round and we would like to thank the players and staff of Notts County for making it such a memorable event for our children."

Blidworth Oaks have been a Reading Recovery school for more than eight years and in excess of 80 children have overcome their literacy difficulties as a result of the programme.

Click here to learn more about Reading Recovery.

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