Pupils from Farmilo Primary School are battling it out to become ‘Writing Stars’ as they prepare entries from the Premier League’s national Writing Stars competition.
This year the Premier League want pupils to write poems based on the theme of ambition, using inspiration from the poem Beautiful Ambition by Karl Nova. The poem and subject encourage us to think of our dreams for the future and understand that dreams and aspirations are valuable and that they can be achieved. The poem incorporates self-belief and resilience and these are themes that run through this programme.
On Friday [13th March], PL Primary Stars coordinator Jordan Ferrer visited Farmilo Primary School, working with a group of students to create their entries for this year’s competition, where they used children’s poet Michael Rosen’s “Chocolate Cake” poem as their inspiration.
Speaking about the Schools entry, Jordan said “The children were really creative and really embraced the concept of writing stars – it’s a fantastic competition with some really good incentives, so it was really good to see them put pen to paper and create some excellent content.
“The school put a real emphasis on creative writing and we were really pleased to work with them in September when they published their ‘History of Mansfield’ project and were more than happy to deliver ‘Writing Stars’.”
Students were handed a PL Primary Stars pack to help with their entries, Adam Newman KS2 Leader at Farmilo Primary added “It’s a fantastic opportunity for children to think about their ambitions for the future and to also celebrate and share poetry.
“We’ve been delighted to work with the club on a number of writing initiatives and enjoying the ways in which football (and sport in general) can inspire and prompt fantastic writing – long may that continue”.