Youngsters enter PL Writing Stars competition

THE Hawthorns played host to a day of learning about diversity in order to write a poem about it, as The Albion Foundation once more provided learning opportunities for children.

Youngsters from Burnt Tree Primary School and St Joseph's Primary School in Worcester were encouraged to take part in the Premier League Writing Stars Competition in which they had to write a poem, whilst also getting the chance to go on a ground tour and meet Baggie Bird.

Not only were the schools treated to the special day, but they were also given a Premier League Primary Stars folder full of books for the school to keep for their students.

Katie Grainger, a Community Coach at the Foundation, was pleased that the Foundation had made a big deal out of the children entering the annual writing competition.

"I hope the children have had a really exciting day," she said.

"Hopefully they have learned a little bit about diversity too.

"The children have been really receptive and excited.

"You can tell that it is a topic that they do really want to learn about."

Robert Ramsay, a Higher Level Teaching Assistant at Burnt Tree Primary School was impressed with the day and thought that the day would leave a lasting impression on the children.

"It's nice coming somewhere with the children that wouldn't normally come on a special excursion like this," he said.

"For the children to have something like a competition to come to and see other schools and meet other people and participate in is fantastic.

"I think the children will be smiling walking round school and will be talking about it for weeks to come."

A child from St. Joseph's Primary School, Freya Kappen, was in a football stadium for the first time in her life.

"It's been good, I have enjoyed it," she said.

"I've learned a lot.

"We've been learning about diversity and how we shouldn't compare ourselves to each other."

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