Local Children’s Author joins the #ShareAStory campaign for World Book Day 2021

Mansfield Town Football in the Community is delighted to be teaming up with local Children’s Author Lucy Trinder, aka Trindella, ahead of World Book Day – where Football in the Community will be delivering virtual sessions, encouraging children to #ShareAStory.

Football in the Community will be offering a virtual package to primary schools, consisting of three separate sessions themed around creating a story –with Children’s author Trinderlla supporting participants in how to create and develop characters and plots.

Children will be encouraged to create their own Football themed story, and over the course of the sessions, will to become detectives and learn interview techniques through the Premier League Primary Stars ‘Hot Seat Heroes’ segment.

Premier League Primary Stars Coordinator Jordan Ferrer said “With a large majority of pupils back learning from home recently, there are a lot of children rediscovering the joy of reading – so we wanted to help take that to the next level and encourage pupils to release their creativity and design their own story for this years’ World Book Day.

“We’re delighted to have Lucy on board with us, not only is she a passionate Stags fan – but she’s a brilliant author who will really help children to engage with creating characters, planning a plot line and structuring stories”

Lucy, who has so far published four titles under the name ‘Trinderella’ said “I’m delighted to be asked to get involved with this project. I’m a local girl, I love Mansfield – all my books are based in and around the area, but I also think – how would I have coped as a child being at home in times like these?

“One of the best ways I could imagine would be reading, writing and generally imagining myself in another world – I grew up reading things such as the Chronicals of Narnia, I was obsessed with it, the idea of escaping and going into another world is a great way of coping with these crazy times.

“I wanted to encourage that creativity of reading & writing a little bit more – I think there’s a lot children do get out of putting words on a page that you don’t get from something like a video game, mixing in the football element takes that up another level too”

Any schools or teachers interested in joining the #ShareAStory sessions, supported by Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s Premier League Primary Stars project, should email Jordan.ferrer@mansfieldtownfitc.net – with sessions delivered either live, or in pre-recorded packages.