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Home/School - Create a character challenge

KS1/Foundation, KS2

We have teamed up with the National Literacy Trust and author Dan Freedman to bring you the Create a Character challenge.

In this challenge, you will be able to create your own fictional character who could feature as part of a really fun football story or part of the world of Jamie Johnson, the main character in Dan Freedman's book series.

What resources are in this pack?

Learning outcomes

Children will:

  • be creative and use their imagination in order to create a fictional character
  • increase their engagement and confidence in books and reading.

Film: Create a character challenge

Watch author Dan Freedman introduce the Premier League Primary Stars family challenge.

TV presenter Ben Shires hosted a brilliant live event and interviewed Dan about what it takes to become a football writer - watch the interview. You can also get your hands on a free copy of the first Jamie Johnson book 'The Kick Off' from the National Literacy Trust Family Zone.


The challenge: Create a character

Download the challenge PDF for more information and the template so that you can take part in the family challenge. Be creative and have fun!

If you don't have a printer, draw your characters on a piece of paper and take a photo.