12 Apr YOUNG POETS SURPRISED BY FIRST TEAM PLAYERS
Huddersfield Town’s Premier League Writing Stars winners were surprised by some very special guests before the Easter Holidays.
Following a national Premier League competition, the Town Foundation selected a lucky Key Stage One and Key Stage Two winner who took home a signed shirt from the Huddersfield Town First Team.
The Premier League Writing Stars competition encourages and inspires children to write poetry and, this year, the competition was centered around the theme of diversity.
Over 25,000 entries were handed into the Premier League from children across the country and the Town Foundation’s Primary Stars Coordinator Adam Davies, alongside Michelle Hodgson – the Director of the Huddersfield Literature Festival – read through 120 Town entries before deciding the winners.
Six-year-old Isobelle Sykes at Netherton Infant & Junior School was the winner for Key Stage One and was lucky enough to be presented with her prize by First Team Goalkeeper Ben Hamer!
Her poem read:
One Lego brick can’t make a model
A book doesn’t work with only one page
one card can’t play the game Snap!
One ballerina alone on the stage
One reindeer can’t fly a sleigh
One wheel on a car makes it slow
One flower doesn’t make a bunch
One colour doesn’t make a rainbow
One person doesn’t make a team
One person doesn’t make a school
One person doesn’t make a family
but together we’re so cool!
Later in the week, Key Stage Two winner, 10-year-old Isabella Netherwood from Upperthong Junior and Infant School was surprised by defender Terence Kongolo!
Her poem read:
Different people, different clothes,
Different skin, different towns,
Different racing, different speed,
Different eyes, different lives,
Different religion, different prayers,
Different likes, different vibes,
Different learning, different writing,
Different people, same respect.
Your school can get involved in Premier League Primary Stars by visiting the website www.plprimarystars.com and signing up for free! Or if you would like to have Huddersfield Town staff deliver in your school please contact Adam Davies via firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about the Huddersfield Town Foundation and the work they undertake in schools please visit www.htafcfoundation.com.