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Stellar team of children’s authors to take part in the Premier League Primary Stars Reading Festival

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Calling all primary school teachers! The Premier League Primary Stars Reading Festival will take place 12 -16 July 2021. Primary kids and their teachers across England and Wales can join fun, free author events about football, sport and reading.

The five-day event is a chance to drop-in on inspiring sessions with six top children’s authors:

  •  Monday 12 July – Paul Cookson author of Football 4 Every 1 (Pan Macmillan)
  • Tuesday 13 July – Sharna Jackson author of High-Rise Mystery (Knights Of)
  • Wednesday 14 July – Kwame Alexander author of Booked (Andersen Press)
  • Thursday 15 July – Venessa Taylor author of Baller Boys (Hashtag Press)
  • Friday 16 July – Matt Oldfield and Charlotte Browne authors of Ultimate Football Heroes series (Bonnier)

The live author sessions will take place via a free Zoom each morning from 10.30am.

Jim Sells, Sport and Literacy Programme Manager at the National Literacy Trust said: “We’re so excited to be able to offer schools everywhere a brilliant line up of author events as part of our very first Premier League Primary Stars online festival! We understand how hard this academic year has been for teachers and their pupils and we want this to be a week of fun, creativity and inspiration.This festival engages them in books and literacy through their love of football.”

Celebration

The Premier League Primary Stars Reading Festival is a celebration. Authors will lead the sessions and take questions from kids. After each session, share your work on social media using the hashtag #PLPrimaryStars to be entered into a prize draw to win a box of books for their school.

Nick Perchard, Head of Community at the Premier League said: “We hope this activity will enable more five to eleven-year-olds to apply their passion for football to reading.”

Schools can sign up here: wordsforlife.org.uk/premierleague

Watch Again

The festival will be recorded and available to re-watch at a later date. Teachers can access resources and activities from the festival via the National Literacy Trust’s Words for Life website.

Sign Up

For more information and to sign, please visit: wordsforlife.org.uk/premierleague

#PLPrimaryStars

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