March 5th World Book Day

This is the week schools, bookshops and libraries everywhere are gearing up to celebrate World Book Day  . wbd   I’ll be spending it in Huddersfield again this year with the Huddersfield Town Foundation. The Town Foundation is a charity which raises money to support breakfast clubs throughout the Kirklees area. TownFoundation_Hoz       Obviously I can’t cover all the schools in one day so to decide which lucky two get me and the HTAFC legend Andy Booth gracing their hall, I set a poetry competition. The entries were many and varied. One poem, from Clenia, a Y4 pupil at St Thomas’s C of E Primary School, came in a shoe box: 20150225_085446 (2)









Clenai’s poem reads: Here he comes – running through the stadium,

After the match.

Small boy, yellow flag,

Watch him – he’s a hero,

There’s a lion dancing at his heels.

He’s a hop, skip, whoop of hope, In all that might be possible,

This life of his.

Listen and you’ll hear The lion roaring him on.


Isn’t that such an accomplished poem?  I particularly love the line : ‘There’s a lion dancing at his heels.’ Thank you, Clenai.

My favourite rhyme has to come from Ibrahim, a Y5 pupil at Spring Grove Primary in Huddersfield: ‘When Joel Lynch tackles/Everybody cackles.’ lynch





Huddersfield Town’s Joel Lynch

Isla, of Dalton School, had a cracking opening line: ‘My great-granddad is Ray Wilson.’   ray w





Huddersfield Town (1952 – 1964) & England World Cup 1966 player Ray Wilson I didn’t see that one coming, Isla!

I’m writing this on Tuesday 3rd March, so I won’t post the winning school entries just yet, but wherever you are on World Book Day, have a good one.  Actually, scrap that – have a BRILLIANT one.

Comments Off on March 5th World Book Day

Filed under books, football, poetry, Uncategorized

Comments are closed.