World Book Day win for Aqueelah and Molly!

World Book Day win for Aqueelah and Molly!

Local high school students Aqueelah Shan and Molly Lewis, who both attend Colne Primet Academy, were recently the winners of tickets to Burnley Football Club’s penultimate home game of the season against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday 28th April!

 

Aqueelah and Molly received the tickets after they were announced as the winners of Burnley FC in the Community’s (BFCitC) World Book Day event at their school, delivered by Jack Ormesher, our Premier League Enterprise Coordinator, and Gwilym Jones, our Interventions and Education Officer.

 

Over 20 students at Colne Primet Academy took part in the event and they were split into pairs before being randomly allocated titles from 10 different books.

 

Once each pair had been given a book title, they had to ‘tweet a story’. This involved writing a short story that was relevant to their book title, but they only had 240 characters to work with (linking to the character count on social media platform Twitter).

 

After plenty of hard work from all students writing their stories, Aqueelah and Molly were crowned as the champions and will now be heading to Turf Moor in April to watch the Clarets in action! Their story was written after the book titled ‘Looking for JJ’ (Author: Anne Cassidy).

 

BFCitC’s Premier League (PL) Enterprise programme, jointly funded by the Premier League and Sport Relief, uses the backdrop of professional football clubs’ business models, in our case Burnley FC, to deliver enterprise education.

 

If you want more information regarding our PL Enterprise programme, or you know a school that wants to get involved, please contact Jack on j.ormesher@burnleyfc.com or 01282 704716. Alternatively, you can visit our website page by clicking here.

 

Also, our Achieving Moor Interventions programme aims to build pupils’ confidence and self-esteem, whilst seeking to give them a more positive outlook towards school. This can be done by either Achieving Moor Group Interventions or Moor Mentoring 1:1 (one-to-one) Interventions.

 

If you want more information regarding our Achieving Moor programme, or you know a school that wants to get its pupils involved, please contact Gwilym on g.jones@burnleyfc.com or 07739659562. Alternatively, you can visit our website page by clicking here.