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Premier League Writing Stars receives some star entries!

By Premier League Primary Stars · Tue 13 November 2018

Premier League Writing Stars is our competition for pupils aged 5 to 11 across England and Wales, which this year asks pupils to write a poem on the theme of diversity. A new poem to spark their creativity has also been written specially for this competition: Beautifully different, Wonderfully the same by Joseph Coelho.

The competition is the perfect way to immerse your pupils in the world of poetry. It is supported by downloadable curriculum-linked resources in English and Welsh.

Here are some of our favourite celebrity poems to get your pupils' creative juices flowing!

Premier League Writing Stars judge and ex-Premier League Footballer Rio Ferdinand has shared his own fabulous Diversity poem called ‘United’

Rachel Riley, TV presenter, Maths superstar and Premier League Primary Stars advocate joined in the competition with…

Premier League Writing Stars judge Olly Murs worked with pupils at St. Lukes R.C Primary School in Salford to produce these fantastic poems

BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker has also joined in with the brilliant Blue is not the colour

Even the animal kingdom has joined in with this fantastic entry from Hartlepool United mascot H’angus the monkey

 ‘Jamie Johnson’ author Dan Freedman threw his hat into the ring with his thoughtful poem ‘Funny Old Lot’

 Footballer and pundit Mark Schwarzer has joined the effort by writing his first poem on over 30 years; Not just any round ball

 Presenter Ben Shephard took to the great outdoors to share his poem celebrating diversity

 Match of the day kickabout presenter, Ben Shires got involved with his poem; People are annoying!

 Even the cast of The Greater Game took a moment away from treading the boards to share their poem 

 CNN sports presenter, Amanda Davis drew on her experience of interviewing sports stars to share her poem celebrating similarities and differences

Chair of the Football Writer's Association, Patrick Barclay, contributed with his poem on the beautiful game

Sports commentator and journalist Jacqui Oatley’s poem ponders what it’d be like if everyone was the same

Television presenter and former footballer Dion Dublin asks us to celebrate diversity embrace each others differences

 Former footballer Alan Shearer’s verse shows how football can unite us

 Gabby Logan's drew on personal experience

While Peter Polycarpou drew on his love of tea

Reshmin Chowdhury's is a family affair

Brighton and Hove Albion shared a pupil's inspiring tale based on Walter Tull's life

Jamie Carragher, Kelly Cates, and Gary Nevlille took a moment away from the action to share their poem

Sports Presenter Lynsey Hipgrave set her poem against a seasonal backdrop

Sports correspondent Carrie Brown shared a tale of coming of age

Jeremy Vine used a stripey theme to highlight beauty through difference

Plus a fantastic entry from Stella Creasy on behalf of Walthamstow!