In March, the pupils and staff at Oak Primary Academy in Huddersfield were treated to a visit from two special guests to mark World Book Day.

As one of the Town Foundation’s Premier League Primary Stars partner schools, Oak Primary receive weekly sessions delivered by HTF coaching staff covering a range of topics such as Literacy, PSHE and PE.

In honour of World Book Day, Huddersfield Town Players Jonas Lössl and Jon Gorenc Stanković paid a visit to help launch a creative literacy competition for both KS1 and KS2 pupils.

The pair took part in a book-themed assembly, discussing their favourite books with students and explaining why reading is such an important life skill.

The KS2 children were then challenged to write a short story, and the Town Foundation is delighted to announce 9-year-old Joshua Haley as the winner.

Joshua’s story, entitled ‘Davro’s Own Goal’, involves Jonas and Jon travelling in a Doctor Who style time portal, before being saved by the Doctor and prevented from turning into Daleks. You can read the full story below.

The younger students were tasked with drawing the front cover of a book, and the winner of that competition is seven-year-old Amana.

World Book Day is a national charity supported by National Book Tokens Ltd, which aims to encourage children to experience the pleasure of reading.

To do this it provides millions of book tokens to children across the UK and Ireland, which can be exchanged for a book at local booksellers.

The Town Foundation also supported the campaign ahead of Huddersfield Town’s home fixture against Charlton Athletic on Saturday 29 February.

Foundation staff handed out vouchers to children inside the John Smith’s Stadium ahead of the match, which were exchangeable for a book from WH Smith at a pop-up book stall in the Fantastic Media Stand.

Oak Primary Academy were afforded this opportunity because of their participation in the Premier League Primary Stars programme.

PLPS uses the power of football to inspire 5-11-year olds to be active and develop valuable life skills in and out of the classroom.

With the majority of children currently studying at home, parents can visit the PLPS website to access several Home Learning resources.

If you would like further information or support, please contact the Town Foundation’s PLPS Manager Ruby Marlow via ruby.marlow@htafcfoundation.com or 07741671073.