2021-02-15T11:00:00Z 2021-02-15T11:00:00Z

A year on from the first Children's Football Writing Festival, the National Football Museum is hosting some of its favourite children’s authors online this February half term.Find more details h...

Children's Football Writing Festival

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  • Online: 15-Feb-2021 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Manchester Central Library
Children's Football Writing Festival
Fantasic For Families
  • National Football Museum
  • https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/cfwf-online/

A year on from the first Children's Football Writing Festival, the National Football Museum is hosting some of its favourite children’s authors online this February half term.Find more details here: https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/whatson/cfwf-online/


On Monday, join author of the Football Academy, Foul Play and latest Roy of the Rovers series, Tom Palmer, for the first of our talks and activities. Tom will be reading a story about Roy's football-mad younger sister Rocky, and her determination to to blaze her own football trail...


It's 1966 and the World Cup is taking place in England - but the Jules Rimet Trophy is stolen before the tournament! Can you help save the day? Assist our very own Denise Lambert and the hero of the hour, Pickles the Dog, in this fun story session for under-7s.


On Wednesday, it’s the turn of Kicking Off author Eve Ainsworth. Eve will be sharing the story of Hettie, who begins supporting the war effort by working at a local munitions factory - home of the famous Dick, Kerr Ladies. Can Hettie become part of sporting history?


How would you handle football super-stardom? Redwood Rangers goalscorer Zak is thrust into the limelight when one of his freestyle videos goes viral. As his online status grows worldwide, Zak discovers that friends are more important than followers. Seth Burkett reads from Tekkers, his entertaining and important story about football and fame.


Rounding off the week, is one of the first names on our teamsheet, museum stalwart Matt Oldfield. The author of the Ultimate Football Heroes series will be sharing some of the stories from his Unbelievable Football book, winner of the Telegraph Children's Sports Book of the Year in 2020.

All of the talks and activities will be hosted on the museum’s YouTube and Facebook channels and will include simple writing challenges to encourage children to pick up a pen and transfer some of their football flair to paper!

To get notifications before each talk kicks off, follow or subscribe to our social media channels:YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/NationalFootballMuseum Facebook: www.facebook.com/NationalFootballMuseum

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the events are fun to get involved with and will leave you with a fun activity, some excitement and energy for the rest of your day! There are a week's worth of events to get involved with so we've got you sorted for the half-term! 

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At-Home Activities from this organisation

  • Unlock Your Imagination - Lily Parr

    The fifth Unlock Your Imagination challenge from Manchester Cultural Education Partnership is set by the National Football Museum and visual artist Billy Colours. It’s inspired by Lily Parr, a&n...

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    Watch back the National Football Museum's second Children's Football Writing Festival, featuring 4 of our favourite children's authors!This half term we were joined by Tom Palmer, Eve Ainsworth, Seth ...

    6 - 12 years
  • Make Your Own Football Rosettes

    Join Sam from the National Football Museum and make these simple rosettes, popular with football fans. Featuring various vintage football rosettes from the museum's collection.

    4 - 12 years
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  • Kicking Off Your Creativity: What If Women's Football Wasn't Banned?

    A special 'Kicking Off Your Creativity'' Christmas special with author of Ultimate Football Heroes, Johnny Ball and Unbelievable Football all about Women's Football and the 1921 FA ban. This is your c...

    7 - 12 years
  • Make Your Own Football Christmas Tree Pennant

    In the National Football Museum's collection we have several football pennants on display from famous matches involving England, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Dick, Kerr Ladies and more. In this short craf...

    4 - 12 years
  • Fidget Theatre Presents: Football Freddie

    A little girl with a boy’s name, who has a big love for the beautiful game.

    3 - 7 years
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