BORIS Johnson has hailed Marcus Rashford’s “unbelievable” studying marketing campaign — and revealed his personal favorite childhood books have been the Asterix adventures.
The Manchester United and England ace is setting up a book club to get youngsters reading.
Footballer Marcus Rashford is organising a guide membership to get kids studyingCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
The PM praised the studying marketing campaign, saying it can ‘shine a light-weight’ on the facility of booksCredit score: EPA
The PM stated the transfer will “shine a light-weight” on the transformative energy books can have.
The Asterix comedian collection featured the pint-sized hero and his big pal Obelix preventing off the Romans after he guzzles a magic potion giving him super-strength.
In a message to The Solar, the PM stated: “Nicely performed, Marcus, in your unbelievable initiative.
“I learn every thing however I beloved Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility, Tintin and particularly Asterix — the magic potion and consuming complete boars and the tiny Romanosceptic village holding out towards the Empire.”
Marcus Rashford has been labelled an ‘inspiration’Credit score: AP:Related Press
Mr Johnson’s spokesman stated the marketing campaign will assist carry a love of books to extra children. They added: “It’s unbelievable that Marcus Rashford is shining a light-weight on the facility that books have.”
Tory MP Robert Halfon, chairman of the schooling choose committee, additionally praised The Solar-backed marketing campaign.
He stated: “Marcus Rashford is an inspiration. Aside from feeding hungry youngsters, what might be extra necessary than getting youngsters studying? His marketing campaign will probably encourage hundreds of thousands of youngsters.
Boris stated cartoon Asterix was his favorite guide to learn as a baby
The PM stated he additionally beloved Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility
“I keep in mind as a baby studying The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe time and again. It was scary, and the depraved witch was an evil villain that surpassed all others. I’ve beloved each Turkish Delight and lions eversince.”
Lib Dem chief Ed Davey stated: “My son John has a fairly distinctive style in books. His favorite is Aliens love Underpants, primarily as a result of pants is one in all his favorite phrases!
“We must always all be happy with Marcus Rashford. Studying is such an necessary technique to study, and studying to like books younger is one thing you carry with you your complete life.”
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