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Premier League Writing Stars Winner

Out of 25,200 poems entered into the Premier League Writing Stars national competition, Amelie in Year 1 was chosen as the National Winner of Key Stage 1.


The Writing Stars judging panel was made up of Frank Lampard OBE, children’s laureate Lauren Child and Everton footballer Yannick Bolasie. They selected Amelie’s poem ‘Monkey Bars’ which described her progression in swinging on the Monkey Bars and the resilience shown in learning to do so.

On Wednesday morning, a very special assembly was held to acknowledge Amelie’s achievement. Several media outlets and news crews attended the assembly which was hosted by CBBC’s Ben Shires who many of you may know as the host of the Guinness World Record themed show “Officially Amazing”. There were two congratulatory video clips aired from the judges who explained why they had chosen her poem. Ben presented Amelie with a framed copy of her winning poem and she has been invited to a gala dinner to celebrate next month.

Many congratulations to Amelie and a thank you to all the pupils and staff who supported this event.