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Bees support Premier League Writing Stars

10 March 2020

Bees players, Mauro Vilhete and David Tutonda, visited St Paul's Primary School School to mark the third year of the Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition.

The duo joined pupils and teachers for a special lesson on ambition, the theme of this year’s Writing Stars competition, and spoke to Year Four students about the importance of dreaming big for themselves and the world around them and the self-belief needed as they work towards their goals.

Premier League Writing Stars uses the appeal of football to engage and inspire pupils. The campaign is supported by the National Literacy Trust and is part of the Premier League Primary Stars education programme, which has already engaged more than 17,000 primary schools in England and Wales.

Tutonda said: "It was very fun - I thoroughly enjoyed it. There were some clever kids at the school and it was just nice to talk to them and share my experience with them.

"A lot of them have the same dream that I had when I was their age so it was really pleasing."

This year’s national Writing Stars winners will see their poems published in a limited-edition book and will win a Premier League Trophy visit for their school, as well as a special poetry workshop for their class.

Primary school teachers can download the free Premier League Writing Stars resource pack on ambition at www.PLPrimaryStars.com. All original poem entries must be submitted through the website or by post by the closing date of Friday 20 March 2020 to be considered. Winners will be announced in May 2020.


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