This exciting new competition from the National Literacy Trust and WWE® hopes to get children writing with the help of a selection of creative tasks and WWE® themed resources.
The charity and the family entertainment brand have teamed up for the 8th year to boost Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils’ literacy with the new ‘Road to WrestleMania’ competition.
The competition sees pupils taking on the role of manager of an up-and-coming sports entertainer, completing a number of literacy-related tasks to transform their client into a top class WWE Superstar or Diva.
The ‘Road to WrestleMania’ competition is in light of research from the National Literacy Trust which found that a quarter of children and young people rarely or never write outside of class and one in seven (14%) would be embarrassed for their friends to see them write.
Susie Musgrove, Project Manager at the National LiteracyTrust said:
“The Road to WrestleMania is a great way to engage and motivate reluctant readers and writers. The tasks provide an excellent opportunity for pupils to practise skills associated with lots of different types of text. The competition is designed to be suitable for either classroom, or homework activity, a fun project for a lunch time or after-school club, a tutor time activity or a library-based challenge."
A number of literacy tasks must be completed to transform each pupil’s client into a top class WWE® Superstar or Diva. From creating a character to writing a storyline for the show, the tasks draw on writing skills with additional reading and performance to capture the pupil’s imagination.
Each school that registers will receive a classroom poster, downloadable certificates for each pupil (signed by a WWE® Superstar or Diva) who completes all the tasks, a downloadable Managers Log Book for pupils to complete their tasks in and exciting film clips introducing each task.
Pupils complete the tasks in a special Managers Log Book and any pupil who completes all five tasks will be in with a chance of winning a night as a “Guest Manager” at a WWE® UKlive event during the WrestleMania Revenge tour in April 2013, WWE® merchandise and a book token worth £50. Three runners-up will also receive WWE®merchandise.
This competition is open to UK schools and any pupil aged between 7 and 16 who has completed all five Road to Wrestle Mania tasks is eligible to be entered into the prize draw. Closing date is 5pm on Friday 30 November 2012. Entries can be submitted online, by email by post or by fax. Visit the National Literacy Trust website for full details
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