Derby County Community Trust have been celebrating World Book Day, which takes place on 7th March, throughout the week with our Premier League Reading Stars, Forever Active participants, Rams fans and Derby poet Jamie Thrasivoulou.

We kicked off our main event on Tuesday 5th March before the Derby County v Wigan Athletic game, when 32 of our Reading Stars came to the Derby County Community Trust office to take part in a carousel of activities. These include re-designing the cover and blurb for a Frankie’s Magic Football book, sharing a story with our Forever Active participants (aged 60+) and a poetry workshop with local poet Jamie Thrasivoulou, writer of the We Are Derby poem.

The pupils from schools across Derbyshire competed for the chance to win a Premier League Primary Stars book box and poetry bag, with the Reading Star of the programme across the half term winning the collection of Frankie’S Magic Football books signed by Frank Lampard.

The We Are Derby poet Jamie Thrasivoulou inspired our pupils to write their own poems about a team they love, their school or their friends or family.

Our Premier League Reading Stars programme aims to engage reluctant readers in Year 5 and 6 through bringing aspects of sport and physical activity into the classroom. For more information on the project, please contact [email protected].


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