Jim Fitzpatrick MP calls on all primary schools in Poplar and Limehouse to sign-up to Premier League Primary Stars to help support their teachers and pupils
Jim Fitzpatrick attended an event in Parliament focused on the Premier League’s national primary school programme, Premier League Primary Stars, which draws upon the excitement of the Premier League and young people’s interest in football to help inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
Premier League Primary Stars is open to all primary schools across England and Wales where they can access completely free teaching resource packs covering PE, English, Maths and PSHE for children aged 5-11. Real life examples from football provide lesson content, videos and fun activities to enhance children’s understanding and interest across the curriculum.
All 20 Premier League clubs and 74 EFL and National League clubs have signed up to deliver Premier League Primary Stars. Having reached the original target of 10,000 schools 18 months earlier than expected, the Premier League have announced a new target of signing up 15,000 schools by May 2019.
18 schools have already signed up in Poplar and Limehouse and are benefiting from the initiative. Jim is encouraging all primary schools to sign-up and make use of the free resources available to them. All schools need to do is visit plprimarystars.com and register to begin accessing the resources.
Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman of the Premier League said:
“The Premier League and our Clubs are committed to using our reach and ability to inspire children to support them in their learning whether that be PE, PSHE or Maths and English. The need for and interest in Primary Stars has been huge and we have had an incredible response to the programme to date. With more Clubs on board, we are committing even more resource to develop content and will continue to evolve and develop the programme to fit the needs of the teachers and pupils.”