This is the week schools, bookshops and libraries everywhere are gearing up to celebrate World Book Day . 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. 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:
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.
Huddersfield Town’s Joel Lynch
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.