Thursday 17th October 2019


“AMAZING! I have had the most fun ever today and the best bit was the poetry.” Brandon 7YW

Our Premier League Reading Star pupils had a wonderful day of discovery, penalty shootouts, and poetry at The National Football Museum in Manchester today (Wednesday 22nd May).

The Museum exists to explain how and why football has become ‘the people’s game’, a key part of England’s heritage and way of life. It also aims to explain why England is the home of football, the birthplace of the world’s most popular sport. It does this through a diverse range of learning zones and exhibits which the pupils found both engaging and exciting. From watching “The Beautiful Game” in the cinema experience to dressing up as “WAGs” in the Football through Fashion Exhibit the boys laughed and learned through the whole experience.

The highlight of the day came in the form of Paul. I am not sure whether it was the ukulele tunes, the fast pace of his poetry or his quick witted rapport with the pupils, but the session was “AMAZING”.

Paul not only delivered (in an enthusiastic unique style) his own work, “Young Gifted and Golden” and “There’s Only One Big Joe Royal” but challenged our Reading Stars to bring their own work to life... “Don’t Put Granny In Goal”

Don’t Put Granny In Goal
She will move too slowly
She will get distracted
And have a cup of tea, with biscuit, rich tea

Don’t Put Granny In Goal
She’d rather do her knitting
She’d knit the net
Then smoother you in kisses, soppy, wet

Don’t Put Granny In Goal
She’d rather go to bingo
She’d rather watch Corrie
Then hit you with her stick, the truth, sorry
Don’t Put Granny In Goal
Don’t Put Granny In Goal

I hope you agree, a fantastic effort and a job well done!