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Premier League Primary Stars Launches ‘Writing Stars’ Competition

Premier League Primary Stars (PLPS) has launched ‘Writing Stars’ – a competition designed to inspire children to use their passion for football and sport to pen their own poems.

This year the theme is diversity, with pupils who take part in with a chance to win some incredible prizes.

Newcastle United Foundation will be encouraging its PLPS schools to take part in the prestigious national competition.

Writing Stars entries will be judged by an all-star judging panel including singer songwriter Olly Murs, former Premier League footballer Rio Ferdinand, Children’s Laureate Lauren Child and poet Joseph Coelho.

The Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition is open to all primary schools in England and Wales and is supported by stars from the worlds of football, entertainment and literature. Last year’s inaugural competition inspired more than 25,000 primary school pupils to write a poem.

National winners and ten regional winners will be selected across both Key Stage 1 (five to seven years old) and Key Stage 2 (seven to eleven years old) with the judges looking for creativity, tone and originality. The winning poems will be published in a limited-edition book and entrants can also win poetry workshops and Premier League trophy visits for their schools.

Writing Stars is the competition element of the Premier League Primary Stars education programme, which provides free-to-use educational resources and in school support to teachers. Parents can nominate their child’s school to get involved now at PLPrimaryStars.com.


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