The Premier League has today launched Premier League Primary Stars, a national curriculum-linked education programme which uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
This is the Premier League’s most ambitious community programme to date and aims to support 10,000 primary schools by 2019.
The Premier League Primary Stars resources have been created in partnership with industry experts Edcoms and the PSHE Association, National Literacy Trust and other key stakeholders.
Children’s authors Cressida Cowell (of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series) and Dan Freedman (of the ‘Jamie Johnson’ series) helped create the programme’s English resources, while Sky Sports presenter and mathematician Rachel Riley is a consultant in the development of maths teaching resources.
This content adds to the existing support professional football clubs provide to primary schools and their local communities and will offer a free downloadable suite of resources for teachers across Key Stages 1 and 2 in English, maths, PE and PSHE.
The launch of Premier League Primary Stars also sees the Premier League unveil its first ever national advertising campaign which will air from Sunday April 2 across television, cinema, and social media channels.