Premier League Primary Stars celebrate their fifth anniversary


The Premier League is celebrating five years of its schools’ Premier League Primary Stars programme.

Launched in 2017 and available to all primary schools across England and Wales, Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to support pupils in the classroom, playground and on the sports field.

To celebrate, each club was able to nominate a ‘Superstar’ – whether a young person or a teacher who has inspired others with their dedication to the program, their enthusiasm and their personal development.

One person who has benefited from their involvement in the program is Naomi Gurr, from Outwood Primary Academy Kirkhamgate in Wakefield, who was named a Leeds United Foundation ‘Superstar’ as part of the programme’s fifth anniversary celebrations.

Naomi Gurr has been chosen as the Leeds United Premier League Primary All-Star Superstar due to her commitment and development in delivering high quality physical education lessons. Naomi is currently training to become a qualified teacher and has received support from the coaching staff throughout the year to support the delivery of PE. Throughout the term, her confidence in delivering PE increased and she developed excellent skills and knowledge to deliver PE lessons independently.

The Leeds United Foundation began delivering Premier League Primary Stars in 2017 and since then has supported around 45,000 youngsters through around 18,000 lessons at 130 local schools.

Each ‘Super star’ will receive a Nike Strike football, courtesy of Premier League partner Nike, and a limited edition fifth anniversary framed artwork, created by graphic designer and digital illustrator Zem Clarke.

Premier League Primary Stars provides teachers and parents with free downloadable resources across a range of curriculum subjects at Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11), developed by teachers for teachers and in collaboration with experts. such as the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association.

Currently, 105 professional football clubs across all leagues run Premier League Primary Stars classroom sessions at local schools. More than 58,000 teachers have signed up for free access to national online curriculum-related resources.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said: “We launched Premier League Primary Stars five years ago to support teachers and use the power and popularity of football to inspire children in the classroom and on the pitch. sport.

“The clubs do a fantastic job of supporting children’s learning and we are very proud that this national education program now engages over 18,500 primary schools in England and Wales.

“Congratulations to all who have been recognized as Premier League Primary Stars superstars, as part of the fifth anniversary celebrations, and thank you to everyone who has participated in the program over the years.”

The Premier League funds the Premier League Primary Stars and other community programs through its investment of £100m per season in community facilities and community and education programmes. It is the largest voluntary contribution to communities and other good causes of any football league in the world.

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