New sports kit from the Football Foundation

Written by Mrs Williams
Pupils and staff from New Mills Primary School are celebrating after being awarded a Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment pack.
The pack contains balls, bibs, goal nets and coaching equipment, which will enable
us to deliver better quality football sessions for children in PE lessons and lunch time clubs. We plan to use the equipment to run ‘girls only’ football lunch time clubs to help improve their skills and confidence.
The Kit and Equipment Scheme forms part of the Premier League Primary Stars
offer to primary schools in England and Wales. This is a curriculum-linked education programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and its clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
Delivered by the Football Foundation, the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and
Equipment Scheme gives teachers a range of equipment that can be used across
different curriculum areas to get children active.
Also available is a free downloadable suite of resources for teachers across Key
Stages 1 and 2 in English, Maths, PE and PSHE. The easy-to-use materials have
been developed in partnership with education organisations including the National
Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association.
Mathematician Rachel Riley and children’s authors Cressida Cowell and Dan
Freedman also helped to create the teaching packs, which use real life sport
examples to put lessons into a relevant and engaging context for children.
Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman of the Premier League and Football
Foundation Trustee, said: “Congratulations to New Mills Primary School on their
successful application for a Premier League Primary Stars Equipment pack. We
hope this kit, coupled with the free downloadable online resources, will help teachers harness the popularity of football to inspire primary school kids in everything from Maths and English to teamwork and sport.”
Headteacher Claire Whetstone said: “This new equipment will enable us to get more
girls playing football in school and will hope to inspire some of these girls to take up
football outside of school too. Thanks to the Premier League for this fantastic
opportunity to help our children be more fit and active.”

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