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Rio Ferdinand to judge in Premier League Primary Stars campaign

Former England and Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand is the latest top sporting figure to join the Premier League’s initiative aimed at inspiring primary school children.

As a player, Ferdinand led the Red Devils to the 2008 Champions League trophy, edging Chelsea in the Moscow final that John Terry famously slipped in at a point when he could have ended the penalty shoot-out in the Blues’ favour.

Now the former central defender with a range of honours to his name is joining a movement led by the Premier League that looks to motivate children in a range of activities, from school subjects like maths and English to teamwork and sport.

PL Primary Stars looks to bring to life challenging topics such as resilience, diversity and self-esteem through personal insights from children and top figures from around the sporting world.

Ferdinand’s involvement comes as part of the Writing Stars program, where he will judge a poetry competition centred on the theme of diversity alongside singer and songwriter Olly Murs, poet Joseph Coelho and Waterstones Childrens’ Laureate Lauren Child.

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