Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
The programme has been developed and is managed by the Premier League Charitable Fund, a Premier League funded charity which aims to create positive and lasting sporting, health and education outcomes for children, young people and the wider community.
Available entirely free to every primary school in England and Wales, it inspires girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field.
Designed by teachers for teachers, the curriculum-linked teaching resources support English, Maths, PSHE and PE, with flexible activity ideas, worksheets, lesson plans, assemblies and exclusive videos. PSHE topics include resilience, diversity, self-esteem and fair-play.
Professional football club staff also work with teachers to deliver fun, educational sessions in a range of subjects within local partner schools.
A new selection of activities to support home learning has recently been added to the programme.
From speaking to our teacher community, we know that:
'The biggest advantages of the programme are that it is a free resource, it has the appeal to children who are football fans, it gives them goals, and offers a variety of activities to suit different types of learners.' Premier League Primary Stars teacher
Premier League values underpin everything on offer, encouraging children to:
Competitions range from national football tournaments to creative writing, all with brilliant prizes. A recent poetry competition - Premier League Writing Stars - invited pupils to write poems on the theme of ambition. Thousands of poems were sent in from schools around the country.
The judges - Leicester City Captain and Premier League winner, Wes Morgan, Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell and poet and hip-hop artist Karl Nova.
There are lots more opportunities and rewards available for schools throughout the year, from visits from the Premier League Trophy to book boxes and class sets of stickers and posters.
The easy-to-use resources, which link to the national curriculum, have all been developed in partnership with primary school teachers and subject experts, including the PSHE Association and National Literacy Trust.
As well as the free online teaching resources, football clubs work with schools to help teachers develop skills and confidence in delivering PE lessons.
Teachers – register now to access our free curriculum-linked resources and bring learning to life.
Parents and carers – explore our fun activity ideas for families and a great game in our Home learning section!
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