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And books that open up the curriculum, explaining history, science and the arts through football. More information about all books here:
Interactive family fun
Amazing true stories of players, competitions and teams: (Only £3.24 on Amazon special offer
Want to get your kids (aged 7-12) excited by football and reading? May I suggest the following books 👇🏽👇�MQZoOc
Head over to to find out more and keep an eye out for the next instalment, Football School: Terrific Teams, out 1st July!
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These books are packed with awesome true stories and fascinating facts and are perfect for young football fans!
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At Football School, EVERY lesson is about football! All illustrated by the brilliant @landofspike ⚽️🏆8
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The Euros are finally back! 🎉 To celebrate a summer of sport, why not dip into@alexbelloss and@benlytt Football School Series!4
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Will include a preview of the latest FOOTBALL SCHOOL book, Terrific Teams, which is out in a few weeks.
To celebrate launch of the Young Sportswriter of the Year Award✍️🏽🏆@benlytyt and I will be giving a football and writing-themed talk for schools, libraries and home-learners next Tues at 10am. It's online and everyone is welcome! Vi@ukslala: tickets…rwL
Calling all budding sportswriters aged 7-12! The Young Sportswriter of the Year✍️🏽🏆award is back for a glorious summer of sport. Star judges include 🚴@taogeoghegangan🏃@chrissyohuruoguruogu…AGm6F4RpgU
Strictly speaking, not an abacus, but a 'rekenrek' teaching aid.…
ICYMI I designed this online game with @jonplackett that parodies the tricks that websites use to get your data. Have a go! it will take you only a couple of minutes
Just launched this mini-game #termsandconditionsapply with @WKLondon and @alexbellos where you do battle with increasingly devious pop-ups. It's featured in his Guardian column today… Please have a go and let me know how you do!
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Don't not click on the link unless you'd rather not not discover about website trickery…
All the tricks that websites use to get your data - and a few more for fun!…
This year we ran weekly online Masterclasses with 500 students, to increase the number & diversity of great mathematicians. TEACHERS can now nominate students for 2021/22. Free places for disadvantaged students, big subsidies for the rest. Nominate here
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Overwhelmed by so much news today? Relax by looking at chalk…
A lovely article in today's @guardian celebrating the achievements of the UK EGMO team, also featuring a puzzle from the competition.… #UKMT #EGMO #TheGuardian
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I wrote a bit about Alexander Graham Bell in my language puzzle book, since his father invented a phonetic script for deaf people that codified how you shape your mouth. But I didn't know the half of it.…
Can you find a topical anagram of 'dynamo teaser'. And talking of dynamo teasers....…
His Plane Crashed in the Amazon. Then Came the Hard Part.…
When French humour intersects with mathematics, by @MBarany…
For those interested in what happened to my treasured paper clip…
@alexbellos Classic lazy millennials and their no-knowledge proofs. It was different in my day.
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The zero-knowledge proof is a remarkable concept in which you do the impossible - show something is true without showing anything at all…
(Cat in the) Hat-tip to the amazing @JesseLingard who was one of the highlights of the Football School World Book Day Quiz. Check out his cameo at 26 seconds. If u missed the quiz (which also features Harry Kane, and more) it is still available online. @WestHam @WHUFoundation…
Twin girls are born in March, they celebrate their birthdays in September, when they grow up they marry each other. WTF?…
Introducing the latest signing at Team Football School.... The one and only Harry Kane! (at 19seconds) Can you answer his question about @SpursOfficial correctly? I bet you can't!…
Do you like quizzes?🧩✅ Do you like books?📖✅ Do you like football?⚽️✅ At 9.15am today, join me@benlytyt@KenzieBenalili and ten TOP footballers including some World Cup heroes at for the FOOTBALL SCHOOL World Book Day Quiz. Details 8Aq
Happy World Book Day! Every UK child has a chance to be like Harry Kane and get a FREE copy of FOOTBALL SCHOOL's latest book, 20 FANTASTIC FOOTBALL STORIES. It can be exchanged for your free £1 World Book Day token. for more details. @WorldBookDayUK
Exclusive shots from inside my kids' play house...👹…o
This is Jonna Andersson @Jandersson25 of Chelsea Women and Sweden....and she has a message for ALL children... @ChelseaFCW, @WorldBookDayUK. ⚽️📒👏…SXu
Just 15 minutes until the first World Book Day event and what a way to start! Let's begin this Wednesday with a chuckle at the Books that make you LOL event with amazing authors including @alexbellos and @benlyt here:…
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10.30am THIS MORNING everyone! Live event with @benlyt, me and many others for @WorldBookDayUK 👇…i
another brilliant, mind-boggling illusion...I have absolutely no idea where the red ball goes.…
This video makes me so happy! All the teachers at a primary school in Malvern showing off their best goal celebrations. Joyous!👏👏👏…jXY0
Please share with any children who like reading! And maybe football. And possibly 💩. You'll have to watch to find out why... PS Check out@WorldBookDayUKK to get your free FOOTBALL SCHOOL…W
Your starter for ten. What is the name of the Stoke City Mascot? a) Greystoke b) Bram Stoker c) Potty mouth d) Pottermus Join @benlyt @KenzieBenali and me for a WORLD BOOK DAY Quiz with guest appearances by several Premier League footballers. Register interest in the link below…
Schools! Teachers! Parents! The countdown is on for @WorldBookDayUK! Don't miss the Books that make you LOL event with @alexbellos and @benlyt authors of Football School on Wednesday at 10:30 here:…
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It’s @WorldBookDayUK on Thursday, & to celebrate a new Football School book, join me, @alexbellos & @KenzieBenali for a LIVE football & books quiz with players from @LFC @Everton @CPFC @OfficialBHAFC @ChelseaFCW @LCFC_Women @LutonTown & more, Thursday at 915! Enjoy!👇�…vc
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Go Wycombe! Go Bodger! I wrote FOOTBALL SCHOOL with @benlyt to use football to get children reading. Join us and a host of @premierleague stars at 9.15 on Thursday (@WorldBookDayUK) for a free livestream quiz……
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