The search is on for young ‘Premier League Writing Stars’

By Louise O'reilly on October 6th, 2017 - comments
A new competition has been launched for all primary schools and it’s aimed at encouraging children to write poems on the theme of resilience.thfayh0hxb

Former professional footballer Frank Lampard OBE, Premier League player and lyricist Yannick Bolasie, Children’s Laureate Lauren Child and the young people’s laureate for London Caleb Femi have teamed up with the Premier League to help launch the competition – Premier League Writing Stars.

Naz Sutton from Active Lincolnshire said: “We’d love as many schools as possible to enter the competition. The theme of ‘try and try again’ is so important to every facet of life, not just sport. There are great prizes to be won and the first 1,000 schools to enter will receive a bespoke book bag.”
“The competition is part of a wider programme that offers free curriculum- linked teaching resources which are well worth a look.”

  • The campaign is open to all primary schools in England and Wales and aims to get young people writing poetry in different creative forms.
  • It is inspired by the William Hickson poem ‘Try, Try Again’, which is recited by footballers in the recent Premier League Primary Star advertising campaign, the competition asks school children to write around the theme of resilience; what does it mean to you to try and try again? Entries can be any form of poetic writing including a rap or lyrics.

All entries are submitted via schools and teachers and parents should visit to register or nominate their schools to take part. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS 22 DECEMBER