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Football clubs deliver pupils’ ultimate PE lesson

By Premier League Primary Stars · Tue 23 July 2019

Children playing shuffle ball

Earlier this term, we challenged Key Stage 2 pupils to develop their idea for ‘The Ultimate PE Lesson’ in a competition with EA SPORTS, for the chance to turn their ideas into short film clips, using the motion capture technology used in games such as FIFA 19. Try the winners’ lesson here.

Our three competition runner-up entries narrowly missed out on the top spot, but they got their slice of the fun with help from their local football club community organisation, as part of Premier League Primary Stars.

Middlesbrough FC helped pupils recreate their ‘Sharks on the beach’ lesson activity at The Village Primary School; while Roary the Club mascot joined pupils at St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Primary School for a game of ‘Tyrannosaurus ball’.

City in the Community and Burnley in the Community joined forces at Cravenwood School in Manchester, to help the runners up teach their classmates to play shuffle ball, a fully inclusive game played on the floor.

Head of PE, James Downhill from Cravenwood Primary Academy was delighted with how the session went, saying:

“Sport is really important in our school and it was such a brilliant opportunity for the winning team of pupils to have this experience with expert staff from two professional football club foundations."