The Premier League trophy made an exclusive visit to St Andrew’s CE Primary School on Monday as Preston North End Community and Education Trust delivered cross-curricular lessons for children throughout the school under the Premier League Primary Stars programme (PLPS).
The PLPSprogramme combines subjects such as maths and literacy with physical activity to aid the learning and development of children, using the power of football to inspire primary school pupils.
St Andrew’s CE Primary School, a partner school of the Trust, saw the benefits of the programme on Monday with their numeracy and literacy skills put to the test while physical activity was still very much on the agenda.
🧠 @St_AndrewsCofE pupils combined physical activity with maths and literacy with #PNECET today...— PNE Community (@pnecommunity) October 14, 2019
Junior Whites books and @matchmagazine annuals were awarded as prizes for the children who could complete challenging sums and form the longest words! 📚#PLPrimaryStars #pnefc pic.twitter.com/KU695venOf
Children were challenged to combine their fundamental movement skills in a variety of ways, racing to collect numbers and return to their team, where they would make a range of calculations to reach the set target number.
The primary school pupils' literacy skills were also tested with an activity where they collected letters with the challenge of creating the longest word.
Winners of the games were rewarded with Junior Whites notebooks and all of the children involved were gifted a Match 2019 annual.
Children also had the opportunity to have their photo taken with the Premier League trophy as part of their special day.
The Trust would like to thank St Andrew’s CE Primary School and the Premier League Primary Stars team for inviting the Trust to deliver activities on the day.
The Trust are proud to deliver the programme across Preston’s primary schools. We have programmes designed especially for each individual school, developing children’s leadership skills, resilience, ambition and behaviour, both on and off the pitch.
All of our programmes aim to enhance children’s understanding of a healthy lifestyle and increase their enjoyment of participating in sport and other physical activity.
The Trust has a team of fully qualified staff who are delivering fun and educational lessons to get children learning and active, coinciding with the PE National Curriculum, which includes dance and gymnastics sessions.
Alongside the children’s learning, we focus on mentoring primary school teachers to deliver high quality PE and school sport with our CPD programme, which ultimately increases the confidence of both the children and the teacher, as well as their enjoyment of physical activity.
The PLPS programme also provides teachers with free resources, which can be found by clicking here.