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Premier League footballers have been heading back to school this month to help launch the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme and inspire children to be active following their return from the summer holiday break.
The Scheme enables primary school teachers to apply for a free Nike football strip or a free equipment pack for their school which can be used to support active lessons across the curriculum. The Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme has already delivered high-quality Nike football kit and sports equipment to over 8,000 primary schools in England and Wales and the application window for this year is now open and closes on Friday 26 October.
Professional footballers from Brighton to Burnley and West Ham to Wolverhampton, have been delighting local pupils with primary school visits where they’ve gotten involved in a PL Primary Stars PE lesson and donated Premier League Primary Stars equipment packs.
Here are some of our highlights from the visits this month:
Tottenham Hotspur’s Kieran Trippier visits St John Vianney Catholic Primary School
Year 1 pupils at St John Vianney Catholic Primary School were thrilled when Tottenham Hotspur’s Kieran Trippier joined them for PE. Kieran was delighted to be returning to school for one more PE lesson, saying, “When I was at school, PE was one of my favourite subjects, so joining in with today’s session has brought back some great memories!“
Watford Ladies captain Helen Ward visits Bromet Primary School
In Watford, Year 5 and 6 classes at Bromet Primary School were all smiles when former pupil and Watford Ladies captain Helen Ward paid them a visit during one of their Premier League Primary Stars lessons, along with the club mascot, Harry the Hornet! Teacher Carol Burns said the scheme would make a big difference for the children:
“This kit we’ve got now is absolutely superb because it gives the children opportunities and there’s even some children that have said they are now taking part in activities that they never would have taken part in before. Just looking around I’ve got a mix of boys and girls playing together and just getting on… it’s fantastic!”
Southampton FC’s Wesley Hoedt visits Swaythling Primary School:
Everton FC’s Lucas Digne and João Virgínia visit Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School:
About the Scheme
The Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme is run in partnership with Nike and delivered by the Football Foundation. It is available to all primary schools that have not previously benefitted from the scheme. Apply for your free kit and equipment at https://plprimarystars.com/news-and-events/kit-equipment-2019
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