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The 2021 Weekly challenges

By Premier League Primary Stars · Tue 12 January 2021

Spread kindness challenge (20 January 2021)

Here to set our second weekly challenge is Dr Alex George who is encouraging everyone to spread some kindness this week with Premier League Primary Stars:

Audio described version and transcript available

This challenge is all about caring for others, which is a great way to help everyone to feel positive and improve our mental wellbeing. 

We want you to think of ways you can support others through acts of kindness. Using our free My acts of kindness template, we’d like you to draw pictures showing how you intend to spread kindness throughout the week. Be as creative as possible and don’t forget to do all the things you’ve planned!

To help you with this challenge and focus on positive mental health, check out Dr Alex George’s top tips for health and mental wellbeing

Make sure you share your drawings with us for the chance to win one of our poetry books - The Same Inside: Poems about Empathy and Friendship by Liz Brownlee, Matt Goodfellow, and Roger Stevens. You could also be featured as our Star of the Week on our community page and in our weekly newsletter! Send us your drawings via Twitter @PLCommunites using #PLPrimaryStars #WeAreOneTeam or email us at

Head to the 2020 Weekly challenges page to see more fun challenges which we launched last year. 


Remember to stay safe online 

Only include the young person's first name and age on their pictures, posts and correspondence with us.

While we want children and young people to use their initiative and to be creative with their communication, it is important they follow social distancing guidelines and stay safe.

Safety tips:

  • Parents/carers should stay engaged and support their children, particularly if taking part online or by phone.
  • Think carefully about what is uploaded or shared on social media platforms.
  • Keep personal information private and take care not to give away too much identifiable information in photos and videos.
  • Make sure you have permission to take and share photos or videos of relatives, friends or neighbours.
  • Children and young people should never meet up with anyone they don’t know in real life without a parent/carer present.
  • Parents and carers - it is important to talk to your child regularly about online safety. Let them know they can come to you or another trusted adult if they’re feeling worried, pressured, upset or unsafe.
  • Children and young people can visit BBC Own ItChildLine for advice or support about a wide range of issues. Parents/carers can visit Internet Matters for online safety advice and support.

Stay connected poem challenge (13 January 2021)

Staying connected with others is a great way to improve mental wellbeing and spread happiness to the people we care about, which is why our first 2021 challenge is the Stay connected poetry challenge

TV presenter Dan Walker is here to tell you everything you need to know about how to get involved: 

Audio described version and transcript available.

We’re challenging children across the country to write a poem to send to somebody that they aren’t able to see in person at the moment. Whether it’s a relative, friend or neighbour, write something to make them smile and brighten their day. Children can complete this task individually or with their family. 

Our Stay connected poetry challenge pack includes lots of useful, free resources to help you get writing, including a poem template and top tips from author Lauren Child and poet Joseph Coelho. 

Head to the 2020 Weekly challenges page to see more fun challenges from last year.