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Weekly Challenges: Create a character who inspires others

3 Feb 2021

Children's author Helena Pielichaty encourages children to get creative with a football story

The Premier League is continuing to support families and teachers in lockdown by providing free, weekly home-learning activities.

Suitable for five to 11-year-olds, the new Premier League Primary Stars Weekly Challenges have a theme of health and wellbeing, and are supported by curriculum-linked resources.

Character Building

Characters are an important basis for any story, as the plot is usually determined by the decisions they make.

Creating a character and planning what they look like is easy, but deciding on their personality traits and how they might react to situations is more difficult.

For this week's Premier League Primary Stars Challenge, we are asking families to create a character for a football story and to describe what that character is like on both the outside and the inside.

The challenge has been created in partnership with the National Literacy Trust and has been set by Girls FC series author Helena Pielichaty.

"Are the characters happy? Are they confident? Shy? Moody maybe? Writers - it's up to you," Pielichaty says.

To create your character, visit the Premier League Primary Stars Weekly Challenges site and download the worksheet that you can fill in together, or grab a pen and paper and get started.

Those taking part in this PL Primary Stars Challenge can also access a free ebook version of Do Goalkeepers Wear Tiaras?, the first book from the Girls FC series, on the National Literacy Trust’s Words for Life page.

Share your creations

Share a picture of your character with us on Twitter @PLCommunities using #PLPrimaryStars and #WeAreOneTeam.

For more information on the Character Building challenge and other fun and free activities, head to the home learning section on PL Primary Stars.

You can also visit our #StayWell hub for ideas and information on how to support positive mental health and wellbeing.

Also in this series

Part 1: Dan Walker - Write a poem to stay connected
Part 2: Dr Alex George - Draw an act of kindness
Part 3: Roman Kemp - Plan a daily routine to stay healthy
Part 5: Katie Thistleton - Become an internet detective
Part 6: Ben Shires - Warm up with a Super Move
Part 7: Ashley Williams - Create a motivational team talk
Part 8: Bellos and Lyttleton: Become a lockdown quiz master

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