BURNLEY FC's Matthew Lowton and James Tarkowski are set to visit Padiham Primary School today to launch a poetry competition.

The pair will be talking about 'Writing Stars', a nationwide competition created by The Primer League for primary school children to take part in.

Youngsters have to write around the theme of 'resilience, what does it mean to try and try again?'.

Jonathan Douglas, director of the National Literacy Trust, said: "Poetry has the power to unlock children’s imaginations, unleash their aspirations and boost their attainment.

"It also enables children to express themselves in a multitude of ways, from raps and lyrics to free verse and traditional poems.

"Combining football and poetry is a wonderful way to explore the theme of resilience.

"I can’t wait to read the children’s poems and take inspiration from their messages of never giving up."

All entries are submitted via schools and teachers and parents should visit www.plprimarystars.com.