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Westbury Junior School thrilled with Premier League sports gear

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Pupils and staff from Westbury Junior School  are celebrating after being awarded a Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment pack.

THE pack contains a wide variety of equipment including Nike footballs and bibs, pop-up goals, giant dice, cones, balloons, beanbags, hula hoops and a Premier League whistle. These will be used primarily to enhance the school’s PE lessons and sports clubs, but will also be used in other subjects.

The kit and equipment scheme forms part of the Premier League Primary Stars offer to primary schools in England and Wales. This is a curriculum-linked education programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and its clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

Delivered by the Football Foundation, the Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment scheme gives teachers a range of equipment that can be used across different curriculum areas to get children active.

Also available is a free downloadable suite of resources for teachers across key stages 1 and 2 in English, maths, PE and PSHE. The easy-to-use materials have been developed in partnership with education organisations including the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association.

Mathematician Rachel Riley and children’s authors, Cressida Cowell and Dan Freedman, also helped to create the teaching packs, which use real life sport examples to put lessons into a relevant and engaging context for children.

Andy Bodymore, sports development coach at Westbury Junior School said, “We are very grateful for this equipment and have already put it to good use in training for a football competition between local schools. The children are really excited to use the new kit and it has opened up new teaching opportunities for all teachers.”

Richard Scudamore, executive chairman of the Premier League and football foundation trustee said, “Congratulations to Westbury Junior School on their successful application for a Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment pack. We hope this kit, coupled with the free downloadable online resources, will help teachers harness the popularity of football to inspire primary school kids in everything from maths and English to teamwork and sport.”