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The Ultimate PE Lesson competition

Our new competition aims to inspire and challenge Key Stage 2 pupils to create an amazing PE lesson that they think other children will love.

Premier League Primary Stars is asking children to create their Ultimate PE lesson with EA SPORTS. We are challenging pupils to get creative and come up with a lesson which they think other children will love. With a bit of help from a Premier League footballer, the winning group will have the opportunity to create their lesson using motion capture technology – the same technology used to create the movements of players in games such as FIFA 19!


We’d like pupils to work in a group of 4-6 to plan their Ultimate PE Lesson.

Pupils should:

  • discuss their ideas as a team
  • decide on the learning outcome and skills they would like their lesson to focus on
  • use the planning sheet in the supporting resource pack to draft and try out these ideas
  • test out the lesson on classmates, family and friends to make sure it's the best it can be
  • write their final lesson plan on the entry sheet with a sketch to show us what it looks like in action!

Final lesson plans should appeal to other pupils aged 7-11. When planning their lesson, groups will need to consider things such as:

  • equipment and space available
  • ways to make their lesson more or less challenging
  • creativity and originality
  • how their lesson will support at least one of the Premier League Primary Stars values: 

Be ambitious – work hard and never give up on their goals
Be inspiring – set a great example to others
Be connected – work well with others and in a team
Be fair – treat people equally and think of others

Just upload your pupils' entry sheets using the form on this page by 17:00 on Friday 5 April 2019 and they will be entered into the competition.


Lessons will be judged by a panel of PE experts who will be looking for the following:

  • A clear focus for the lesson (learning outcome)
  • Creativity and originality
  • Simple but fun ideas – is the lesson easy for everyone to understand?
  • Ways to include everybody – is it clear how the lesson can be made easier or harder?
  • Appeal – will it appeal to other 7-11 year olds?

Entries won't be judged on their drawing skills, the judges are looking for the most creative entry so pupils shouldn't worry too much about presentation.

Key information and prizes

  • Entries should be created by groups of 4-6 pupils in Key Stage 2 at schools in England and Wales.
  • Entries must be submitted by the deadline of 17:00 on Friday 5 April 2019.
  • Only entries uploaded to the website using the online form will be allowed.
  • Lesson plans entered into the competition should use the Entry sheet provided.
  • The winning school will be contacted during w/c 22 April 2019.
  • The motion capture session is likely to take place during w/c 6 May 2019.
  • Runner-up schools will be contacted by the end of April 2019.

The 4-6 children with the winning entry will have their lesson captured using motion capture technology. The lesson will be hosted on the Premier League Primary Stars website alongside all the other great PE resources.

They will also have the opportunity to come to the motion capture session and take on the role of coach, performer, director or technician, and meet a Premier League player who will feature in the lesson!

Three runner-up schools will win the following:

  • A visit from their local football club to recreate their lesson
  • Signed shirts and match tickets.


We have developed a Key Stage 2 pack to encourage children to get involved, learn about what makes a great PE lesson, and support pupils in creating the best PE lesson they can to submit to The Ultimate PE Lesson competition.

The pack also contains the entry sheet which must be used for pupils' entries. You need to register to access these resources – it's free and really quick to do.

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