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World Book Day 2023 - Factfile challenge


World Book Day 2023 - Factfile challenge

KS1/Foundation, KS2

We are joining once again with the National Literacy Trust to bring you another exciting challenge and live event at 9.30am on Thursday 2 March to celebrate World Book Day 2023! The quiz will feature two rounds of questions (one football-themed, one reading-themed) pitched by your footballing heroes and our writer pals. And we’re challenging you to find all the juicy facts and stats about your favourite team or player.

Don’t forget to share your completed challenge with us by sharing them on @PLCommunities using #PLPrimaryStars or emailing them to

If your pupils enjoyed this challenge, you can find more creative writing resources in our Premier League Magazine Team pack. Use Fixture 5 for tips on factfile writing.

What resources are in this pack?

Learning outcomes

Pupils will:

  • learn techniques for writing a factfile
  • use reliable sources when researching
  • develop their persuasive writing skills
  • improve their listening, speaking and debating skills.

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Factfile challenge

Learn more about the challenge. This is your chance to show off your research skills and uncover some seriously cool information.


Factfile template

Pupils can use the template to present all the juicy facts and stats about their favourite team or player.