As my readers are probably aware by now. I am fully supporting Premier League Writing Stars again this year.
is a competition for pupils aged 5 to 11 across England and Wales, which this year asks pupils to write a poem on the theme of diversity.
A new poem to spark their creativity has also been written specially for this competition:.
It is supported by downloadable curriculum-linked resources in English and Welsh.
Premier League Writing Stars judge and ex-Premier League Footballer Rio Ferdinand has shared his own fabulous Diversity poem called ‘United’
Rachel Riley, TV presenter, Maths superstar and Premier League Primary Stars advocate joined in the competition with…A poem that still needs a name!!
BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker has also joined in with the brilliant – Blue is not the colour.
Even the animal kingdom has joined in with a fantastic entry from Hartlepool United mascot H’angus the monkey.
I am going to pick my personal TOP 3.
No.1 – Rachel Riley with her untitled poem
I’ve been poeming again! 😝 Over 26k primary school entries last year, thought I’d get a head start on the competition this time around – extra marks for being an eager beaver?! @PLCommunities 🤓⭐️ PS it needs a name! Any suggestions?#PLPrimaryStars pic.twitter.com/r1El3DrXmg
— Rachel Riley (@RachelRileyRR) November 7, 2018
No.2 – Ben Shepherd – Inspired by the outdoors
Finally my effort for @premierleague #PLPrimaryStars poetry comp. Not sure it measures up to @RachelRileyRR amazing poem, but it is longer than @maxrushden ‘s! Get your Primary Schools involved Sign your school up here 👉 https://t.co/7ZeDXfugfR pic.twitter.com/NfQ5nCWTDM
— Ben Shephard (@benshephard) November 15, 2018
No.3 – Jacqui Oatley’s (Sports commentator and journalist) her poem focuses on – What it’d be like if everyone was the same.
I’ve had a crack at writing a poem to encourage primary school kids to do similar (and better 😊). This time, the @premierleague #PLPrimaryStars competition has “diversity” theme. Deadline Fri Dec 21st. More info at https://t.co/yW25S8oxXa @PLCommunities 📝 pic.twitter.com/hvJlwnU5Dq
— Jacqui Oatley (@JacquiOatley) November 27, 2018
Which celebrity poem is your favourite?
You can find them all here https://plprimarystars.com/news-and-events/writing-stars-entries