Roy of the Rovers competition

Entries close 10 May 2019

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To celebrate the return of the classic Roy of the Rovers comic, the National Literacy Trust and Rebellion are inviting pupils aged 8 to 12 to get creative and write a club motto for Roy Race’s iconic football team, Melchester Rovers.

What resources are available?

Every school taking part in the competition will be able to access a number of resources to help them run the competition:

  • A downloadable activity pack, complete with fun ideas and suggestions to help bring the competition to life in your class
  • Top tips from author Tom Palmer on how to write a great football club motto
  • A downloadable certificate of achievement for all children who complete the task
  • A printed poster and bookmarks, sent to you to display and give to your pupils taking part in the competition.

What are the prizes?

As well as £250 worth of books and comics for your school, the winning pupil will receive a signed full set of books, Roy of the Rovers goodies and a prize that money can’t buy – a place in football history when their motto is written into an upcoming Roy of the Rovers book by best-selling children’s author, Tom Palmer, who will also visit the winner’s school! Ten runners-up will also received a full set of books.

How to enter?

This competition is open to and completely free for all UK schools. Entries are invited from pupils aged 8 to 12 (Key Stages 2 and 3).

To enter the competition, you need to be a member of the National Literacy Trust, whether that is through a paid membership or a free basic membership. Find out more about the benefits of becoming a member.

Download the Roy of the Rovers competition entry form for more information about submitting your pupils' entries.

Register your interest in the competition by filling out the form below and we'll send you a poster, set of bookmarks and timely reminders about submitting your entries.

The competition closes for entries on 10 May.

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