SCHOOL NEWS: Pupils are on the ball with Premier League

SCHOOL NEWS: Pupils are on the ball with Premier League

PUPILS attending a school near Chard will be looking to hone their footballing skills for the 2019-20 season after receiving their free Premier League Primary Stars equipment pack.

Stocked full of items including Nike match footballs, training bibs and numbered and lettered floor markers, the Premier League equipment pack will aid teacher delivery of active lessons across the curriculum at St Andrew’s Primary Academy at Chardstock.

The equipment pack was awarded to pupils at St Andrew’s following a successful application for this year’s Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme which is delivered by the Football Foundation.

The scheme is part of the Premier League Primary Stars education programme which uses the appeal of Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children at primary schools across England and Wales to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

PLPrimaryStars.com offers primary school teachers free curriculum-linked resources in English, maths, PE and PSHE, and opportunities for schools to enter competitions and access free offers like the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment scheme.

Nick Perchard, head of community at the Premier League, said: “The Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment packs have been extremely well-received in the past and will provide a very welcome boost as we approach the end of the school year.

“We hope that coupled with the free downloadable online resources, we can inspire children to do their best in the classroom and on the sports field.”

One Chardstock pupil said: “We are so excited to receive our free kit and balls because there’s lots of new equipment in it that we don’t have in our school.”

Another pupil added: “There’s 12 really good footballs and cones and markers that will help us with our footwork because we can do different drills.”

PHOTO – TOP: Pupils at St Andrew’s Primary School in Chardstock.

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