Premier League Writing Stars

The Premier League Writing Stars competition offers schools the chance to harness the power of football to transform your pupils’ poetry writing. Jonathan Douglas explains more

Whether you’re a football fanatic or you don’t know the first thing about the offside rule, as a teacher you will be more than aware of the important role football plays in many of your pupils’ lives.

Teachers often tell us that they never see children more animated or engaged as when they’re talking about football. So the big question is: how can you channel this energy and enthusiasm into your pupils’ work?

For the past 20 years, the National Literacy Trust has developed programmes, resources and competitions that tap in to children’s love of the beautiful game in order to get them excited about reading and writing. We have seen first-hand how bringing football into the classroom levels the playing field, in particular, for students who are falling behind in literacy – not just boys, but girls as well.

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