03 January

Partner schools enter Premier League writing stars competition

Club Doncaster Foundation partner schools from across the borough have been busy writing poems as part of the Premier League primary stars writing competition.

The regional competition hosted by CDF challenges students to write about resilience, with the chance to win complimentary Doncaster Rovers tickets, signed merchandise and publication in the match day programme.

Open to all primary school children, the competition is part of the national ‘Try Try Again’ campaign supported by the likes of Jose Mourinho and Kevin De Bruyne. 

Schools Coordinator, Kelly Jackson-Powell commented: “I think it’s fantastic that so many of our partner schools have got involved with this, the theme of resilience fits perfect with our day to day curriculum so we’re delighted with the amount of entries and also the standard of them.”

“It just goes to show how much of an impact the Premier League are making with projects as such, it gets children involved with writing because they want to, not because they have to.”

Over the Christmas period, Club Doncaster Foundation staff also held their own poetry competition to inspire the children in schools, following in the footsteps of Alan Shearer, who also wrote his own poem for the campaign.

So far, almost 100 entries have been counted, with the winner announced on the 8th of January. Their effort will be published in the next Doncaster Rovers programme, with complimentary tickets to that game.

For more information about the writing competition, or more projects as such delivered by the schools team, contact Kelly on kelly.jackson-powell@clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk.

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