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Chirpy pops in to see the Reading Stars

Posted on 23 July 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Children at Tottenham's Marcus Garvey Library were recently thrilled to receive a surprise visit from our popular mascot Chirpy.

He dropped in to offer some encouragement and some goody bags to the participants of a project called 'Reading Stars', which the Club are delighted to support as part of our commitment to the local community.

Reading Stars was established in April this year by the FA Premier League and the National Literacy Trust with the aim of encouraging kids and adults to read and visit the library more often. Each of the Premier League Clubs were invited to nominate a 'Reading Champion', and goalkeeper Kasey Keller was happy to get involved.

The American International nominated Jack London's 'Call of the Wild' as his favourite book, which was then added to a reading list of 10 adult books and 10 children's books, featuring one selection from each Reading Champion. Participants in the scheme, who are aged 7 to 11, were then invited to attend three sessions over six months where they had the chance to discuss and review the recommended books.

A Spurs spokesman commented: "The scheme has been a fabulous success so far and the Club is delighted to be involved in such a worthwhile project as part of our on-going commitment to the local community."