Pupils and staff from our school are celebrating after being awarded a Premier League Primary Stars kit pack.
This brilliant pack contains a full strip of 15 Premier League branded shirts, shorts and socks. There can be no doubt that football has the power to captivate many children, regardless of age, ability or gender, providing them with the inspiration and motivation to participate in competitive football in school, as well as engaging them in wider areas of their learning. England internationals Joleon Lescott and Daniel Sturridge both attended Four Dwellings Academy, our neighbouring high school – we may well have a future England player in our midst!
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.
Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman of the Premier League and Football Foundation Trustee, said: “Congratulations to Four Dwellings Primary Academy on their successful application for a Premier League Primary Stars Kit and 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.”
Richard Steadman, PE Co-ordinator at Four Dwellings Primary Academy, said: “We are thrilled and thankful to be awarded a gift of kit by the Premier League for our pupils. It will not only create and widen new football opportunities to more pupils, it will also engage, motivate and inspire pupils to attain in other curriculum areas, through the power of football and sport.”
We are always keen to promote out-of-school sports opportunities for our children to continue to enjoy, develop and fulfil potential through sport. Please find details below of football opportunities within a local girls football club, Halas Hawks Girls FC, for girls aged 7-10 years.
Through our school’s partnership with West Bromwich Albion FC Academy, we are offering our children, both and girls, the opportunity to take part in regular football training and matches as part of Soho Albion FC, WBA’s unique community football club for local children. Please contact Ashley Richards for details.
We are thrilled to announce that our school has achieved the Silver School Games Mark for the 2016-2017 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust, to reward schools for their commitment to the development of PE and competition across their school and into the community.
As part of the application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of sports participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our progress and success this year.
A big thank you goes out to everyone who has contributed to our PE and School Sport provision this year and we look forward to going for GOLD next year!
We were thrilled to have sports students from the University of Birmingham and sports leaders from the UOB school in this week to work with our Year 6 children. Our children loved the tag rugby rugby, netball, athletics and multi-skill activities that were delivered together with the teamwork emphasis. Many thanks everyone for making it a great afternoon for our children.
We are very excited to have selected a number of Year 4 and 5 children to attend these trials as we feel they are ready and would benefit from this level of football.
Mr Steadman, who represented South Birmingham district as a young goalkeeper, will be attending on the day to offer his support and watch the children’s progress. He said, “It is a great honour and privilege to be play for your District, and it provides an ideal opportunity to develop as a player and a person. The higher standard of football means that matches are frequented by professional football scouts, offering a further pathway to develop.
Finger crossed for all players!
Trial Day Details
Here are the details for our girls that are attending this Camp. Mr Steadman will be attending and he will have free tickets for the Chelsea game straight after should you require them.
Tag Rugby is so popular in school that we currently run a lunch time club, two after school clubs and have inter-school competitions organised this term. Thank you to Mitch from Worcester Warriors Rugby Club for your continued support.