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.”