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Celebrities inspired by PL Writing Stars

19 Dec 2017
Valentine and Bolasie's rhyme battle

Yannick Bolasie, Alan Shearer, Jacqui Oatley and Alex Scott are some of the stars to submit poems, but can your school do better?

Since the end of September, primary school children across England and Wales have been getting creative and writing poems, raps and haiku for Premier League Writing Stars.

The competition, based on the theme of resilience, has not only inspired pupils in the classroom. Stars from sport, television and the literary world have also been getting involved and their poems are below.

Think your school can do better? You have until 22 December 2017 to submit your poems.

Teachers and parents can register or nominate their child's school to take part in the competition at

Swansea City
Alan Shearer (PL Champion)
Alex Scott (Arsenal)
Jacqui Oatley (ITV, BBC)
Yannick Bolasie (Everton)
Ralph Krueger (Southampton chairman)
Rachel Riley (Channel 4)
 Dan Freedman (Author)
Dan Walker (BBC)
Ben Shires (BBC)
David Jones (Sky Sports)
Karthi Gnanasegaram (BBC)
Adam Hunt (Premier League Productions)
Kelly Cates (Sky Sports)
Michelle Owen (Sky Sports)
Ben Shephard (ITV)
Max Rushden (Sky Sports)
Hugh Woozencroft (BBC)
Jonathan Samuels (Sky News)
Lee Trundle (Swansea City)
Patrick Barclay (Journalist)
Peter Polycarpou (Actor)

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