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Adel brings a bit of flair to Literacy Fair!

Posted on 9 March 2009  - 12:00

Adel Taarabt joined children at Churchfield Primary School, Edmonton, last week to take part in a football skills session put on by coaches from the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

Adel brings a bit of flair to Literacy Fair!

Adel Taarabt joined children at Churchfield Primary School, Edmonton, last week to take part in a football skills session put on by coaches from the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

It was part of a Literacy Fair the school were holding in an attempt to encourage reading and improve literacy across all ages.

Moroccan international Adel worked with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation ‘Freestyler' Aaron Cato to teach a group of lucky pupils some new football tricks, which they were then tasked with writing down and describing in their own words to their class.

The Club provided some of its own literature, such as old programmes and magazines, for the fair, and a number of participants were also invited to attend the evening's FA Youth Cup game at White Hart Lane and further practice their literacy skills by writing a match report.

Adel said: "It was a good experience for me to come here and help the children learn some new football tricks, which was enjoyable for everyone.

"The idea of the day was to help encourage children to read more, so it was important that the Spurs showed support."

Adel at Churchfield Literacy Fair

Alison Johnson, Literacy Co-ordinator at Churchfield Primary School, said: "I wanted a powerful way to enthuse our pupils to write and Tottenham Hotspur have made this a reality for me. Adel and Aaron made our Literacy Fair a very special event.

"The children were buzzing with excitement and I know this will be something they will remember for a very long time. I cannot thank Tottenham Hotspur enough for all they have done for our children".

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation's involvement was part of a wide-ranging education programme currently running in schools throughout North London and surrounding areas.

Adel's appearance at Churchfield Primary School was part of our on-going commitment towards local good causes and initiatives.

The young midfielder is just one of many First Team players to give up their time to show their support throughout the course of the season.