It’s back! For the third year in a row we are supporting the Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition. This year, primary school pupils across England and Wales are encouraged to write poems based on the theme of ‘ambition’.
This year’s star-studded panel of judges includes Leicester City defender Wes Morgan, hip-hop artist Karl Nova and Children’s Laureate and our very own ambassador, author Cressida Cowell. They will make the final decisions on the winners of the competition, following a rigorous judging process which we will oversee.
This year’s theme of ambition will encourage children to dream big for themselves and the world around them, highlighting the importance of self-belief and inspiring pupils to celebrate accomplishments as they work to achieve their goals.
“Ambition is something every footballer has, but rarely do we take time to think about our achievements. Encouraging children to think about their dreams and instilling confidence in them so they feel ready to go out and achieve their goals is crucial for development and a great life lesson.”Wes Morgan
More than 50,000 primary school children have written poems over the last two years of the competition and we’re hoping to get even more entries this year.
There are amazing prizes up for grabs, including a Premier League trophy visit to the winner's school, as well as a special poetry workshop with Karl Nova for their class.
Register today and download the free resource pack on the theme of ambition. All poem entries must be submitted through the website or by post before Friday 20 March 2020.