Enter the Premier League Writing Stars Competition

Bonjour lecteurs! You must know it by now, we love nothing more than a good competition. So we are very excited to share with you today about the Premier League Writing Stars Competition. This one is a bit different from what we usually do. But it is all for the best. I tell you what, it will be such a fab project for your little ones to take part! So have a close look and join in the fun with the Premier League Primary Stars.

Premier League Primary Stars

I was very lucky (and may I say honoured too!) to be present at the Premier League Primary Stars One Year On Event earlier in May. As I previously explained on the blog, the Premier League Primary Stars is a very ambitious community programme that sets itself for a mission to help schools to develop literacy skills (and more) amongst children.

 It has already engaged with 15 000 primary schools across the country in its last edition. I was overwhelmed and very much touched but the whole thing when I attended the party.

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Baba really enjoyed the selection from last year’s edition! Note his smart outfit and the cake on the side…

The old teacher in moi was very sceptic about le projet when I heard about it in the first place. But once I saw the passion and what the children delivered, I totally changed my mind and I am even prouder to be part of the new programme!

So what is it all about and how can your children take part? Let me tell you!

Premier League Writing Stars New Programme

This year again, thousands of children will be taking the poetry competition.

Pupils across all the country will be asked to write poems based on the theme of diversity.

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Olly Murs already visited some schools to help the programme 🙂

La diversité! A big word, especially in the context of post-Brexit and all the changes that the government is trying to implement at the minute… But I am not here to talk about politics!

After all, the Premier League Writing Stars Competition is such une bonne idée!

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Will you be part of it?

The programme wants children to think about how different they are and what makes them special. And of course, kids taking part in the competition can also share why and how differences bring us together, as a strong team.

Beautifully different, Wonderfully the same by Joseph Coelho

To get things started and inspire les enfants, the very talented Joseph Coelho wrote a beautiful poem called Beautifully different, Wonderfully the same.

Specially written for the Premier League Writing Stars, you can find it and even download it on the official website.

No need for me to talk about it; I would probably not make such a great job! Simply read it here and enjoy.

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Le poème en question!

Premier League Writing Stars Competition

Bien sûr, the piece of writing encourages us to think of ways to celebrate similarities and differences that link us together.

Fancy taking part? Check with your local school if they are joining in the fun. If not, they can simply register with Premier League Primary Stars.

And to even spice up a bit the whole project, Premier League enlisted a selection of big names to be judges!

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Of course, a famous footballer is also part of this fab initiative!

The former Premier League footballer Rio Ferdinand will join the singer and songwriter Olly Murs as well as the gorgeous Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate Lauren Child to decide on the lucky winners! Joseph Coelho will be in too!

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All the judges can not wait to read your poems!

Will You Be In?

The Premier League Writing Stars Poetry Competition was such a success last year! I personally witnessed the impact it had on so many kids. It proved itself to be a fun programme for children to become active learners while supporting teachers in developing key skills they will need in life.

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Fancy a cup too?

Is your child bored at school or looking for a new challenge? Then invite their school to get involved in the programme.

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‘Maman! I found an oxymoron! No kidding!’ He is a genius 🙂

The full terms and conditions are available here and you can also access some resources to help them create!

Just remember, the competition is open from Tuesday 9 October 2018 until the end of the autumn term – Friday 21 December 2018.

Bonne Chance and have fun with the Premier League Writing Stars Competition! I can not wait to see the winners read their pieces and celebrate with their loved ones!

Thank you for reading about the fab Premier League Writing Stars Competition! I hope you will take part!

See you soon for more Frenchie giveaways on the blog this week!

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Premier League Primary Stars.













  1. Sandra Fortune
    December 6, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    This is something different I think I will check at my little grandson’ s School I wonder if I could get lucky enough to see Olly Muirs Ooof ! Lol

  2. Tracy Nixon
    December 6, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    I might ask about this at my children’s schools!

  3. Margaret Gallagher
    December 6, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    CERTAINLY a fab idea – No doubt the boys will want to be involved

  4. Priscilla Stubbs
    December 6, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    Well that’s something different sounds great

    December 6, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    such a great idea!

  6. Kelly Litchfield
    December 6, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    Great idea

  7. Lyndsey Cooksey
    December 6, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    What a lovely idea! I work in a primary school and I may have to mention this!

  8. Gwen Maynard
    December 7, 2018 / 2:28 am

    Want a fabulous range of clothing. Love it.

  9. Gwen Maynard
    December 7, 2018 / 2:41 am

    Great idea

  10. Iris Tilley
    December 7, 2018 / 10:24 am

    Sounds exciting will pass this onto my sister my nephew likes his football

  11. Rachel Butterworth
    December 7, 2018 / 11:55 am

    Great review. Fingers crossed.

  12. Fiona jk42
    December 8, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    I think this is a great project and very timely choice of theme especially after that very disturbing incident caught on camera of a refugee child being horribly bullied. I hope projects of this type will indeed counter the alarming increase in xenophobia caused (or at lest encouraged) by Brexit.

  13. James Travis
    December 12, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    Great idea

  14. Julia Kerr
    December 12, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    Such a good idea!

  15. Sarah Roberts
    December 13, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    Its so nice to see inatiatives with computers and getting kids back into books

  16. Marie Pomeroy
    December 14, 2018 / 8:56 am

    Fantastic idea

  17. Jennifer Morris
    December 14, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    Great idea

  18. Judith Allen
    December 14, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    I think my daughter would have enjoyed this, her schools were really good on diversity.

  19. Tess D
    December 15, 2018 / 11:56 am

    what a great project x

  20. Jeanette Leighton
    December 15, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    This looks great brilliant for children

  21. Sarah Roberts
    December 15, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    This is such a great idea!

  22. zoe brown
    December 15, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    nice to see hopefully get kids more interested

  23. Ashleigh Allan
    December 16, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    Sounds a good project

  24. Samantha O'D
    December 17, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    Sounds great, my daughter loves to write

  25. Lisa Jackson
    December 20, 2018 / 7:46 am

    What an amazing project for little ones !! 🙂

  26. Laura Corrall
    December 23, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    This sounds wonderful. What a lovely project to be involved in. Plus it’s a great way to talk about topics like diversity and get them to write down their thoughts.

  27. Jeanette Leighton
    December 24, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    Looks like a great idea for children that love football

  28. Carol Boffey
    December 24, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    great idea

  29. Theresa THomas
    December 25, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    Great review. Fingers crossed

  30. john prendergast
    December 26, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    Looks a great project

  31. Arabella Bazley
    December 27, 2018 / 7:48 am

    It’s a fabulous idea to celebrate differences and writing and imagination is always something that should be encouraged.

  32. Ruth Wollerton
    December 27, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    I have never heard of this before, it looks great to inspire creativity.

  33. Lynn savage
    December 27, 2018 / 8:42 pm

    I’ve not heard about this before, but sounds like a great idea

  34. Sarah Cooper
    December 29, 2018 / 11:03 am

    Sounds such a great idea.

  35. Jean Cassell
    December 30, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    It’s wonderful to get children interested in literature both reading and writing their own. I did it with my children and now with my grandchildren.

  36. Roisin M
    December 30, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    Great idea must tell my nieces about this initiative

  37. paula cheadle
    December 30, 2018 / 11:36 pm

    I think that it is a wonderful idea

  38. Amber Goddard
    December 31, 2018 / 8:53 am

    Love the incentive! Would love for Bea to get involved when she is at school.

  39. Claire Woods
    December 31, 2018 / 9:20 am

    Sounds a great idea.

  40. Christine Clegg
    December 31, 2018 / 10:18 am

    What a wonderful idea, I’m dyslexic but poetry sets me free

  41. Susan B
    December 31, 2018 / 10:51 am

    I hadn’t heard of this initiative but it looks wonderful. So good to see it being widely supported.

  42. paula cheadle
    December 31, 2018 / 11:52 am

    what a wonderful idea/project

  43. Kay sale
    December 31, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    Great idea

  44. Anthea Holloway
    January 1, 2019 / 4:04 pm

    What a good idea. I must check to see if my granddaughter’s school is involved.

  45. Laura antill
    January 1, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    Sounds excellent

  46. Sara
    January 1, 2019 / 11:39 pm

    This is such a great idea!

  47. Sarah Roberts
    January 2, 2019 / 1:06 am

    Great idea to get kids active and not stuck to games consoles or their phones

  48. paula cheadle
    January 2, 2019 / 6:37 am

    this is a wonderful way to get the kids interested in other and new projects

  49. Tricia Bingham
    January 2, 2019 / 9:54 am

    i think its a great idea children look up to footballers and this makes them positive role models

  50. Rachael Sexey
    January 2, 2019 / 4:15 pm

    I think this is a brill idea. Thank you ?

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