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Horrid Henry Joins Oxford United

Children’s animated tv star Horrid Henry collaborates with Oxford United in the Community to share homework activities

29 April 2020

Oxford United in the Community have teamed up with Horrid Henry to help share our home-based activity programmes with thousands of families.

Summertown based Novel Entertainment is launching a podcast and array of activities based on its award-winning animated TV series Horrid Henry. Titled Horrid Henry Unlocked, the podcast will be presented by radio host Sean Thorpe, voice actor Lizzie Waterworth and Henry himself.
Fans will be invited to explore the inner workings of the world of Horrid Henry as well as the delights of doing ‘Horrid Homework’ alongside Henry, Peter and all their friends.  
‘Horrid Homework’ fun activities, designed to complement the podcast and with a different ‘curricular’ theme each week will be available daily via the website
Horrid Henry was so impressed with Oxford United in the Community’s daily Twitter challenges that he got in touch with the charity and will share our football related tasks in his weekly newsletter to parents. Oxford United in the Community’s football challenges will appear alongside fitness coach Joe Wicks daily workouts in the newsletter.
Chris Lowes, Head of Oxford United in the Community said: “This is an exciting new relationship with a world-renowned animated children’s TV character. Oxford United in the Community and Novel Entertainment share similar family values and this is a fantastic way for us to deliver more positive impact to more youngsters during the COVID-19 lockdown.”
Lucinda Whiteley, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Novel Entertainment said: “During these challenging times, we want to come together to create a virtual community not only for the extensive Horrid Henry fan base, but for children all around the world. Working with Oxford United in the Community and others our commitment is to the creativity and kindness that such a community can generate.”  
Novel’s four-time BAFTA-nominated Horrid Henry is one of the biggest children’s animated shows in the UK. The TV show rapidly became CITV’s most popular series and is now NickToon’s most popular show. The series is broadcast in 90 territories outside the UK.
Oxford United in the Community is the football club’s official charity and helps inspire youngsters to reach their potential and improve their health and wellbeing via the power of football, engagement and education.

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