Preston North End Community and Education Trust is taking its Premier League Primary Stars programme online with the offer of online lesson videos in response to Coronavirus lockdown measures.
With schools closed until at least next month because of new national restrictions, the Trust is adapting the delivery of the Primary Stars programme, with the number of lessons taking place within schools having been limited.
Primary Stars is a Premier League funded programme which incorporates cross curricular delivery within children’s PE lessons by utilising the power and appeal of football, while also working with teachers to improve their delivery of PE.
Therefore, PNECET will be releasing six videos a week for the next five weeks, covering areas of the PE curriculum in which children can continue to develop from home, with provision for both key stage one and key stage two children.
The virtual offer will comprise short lesson videos, to be shared via the Trust’s Facebook page, covering gymnastics, fundamental movement skills, and agility, balance and co-ordination for key stage one students, and gymnastics, fitness, and throwing and catching for key stage two pupils.
Two videos will be released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the next five weeks from the week commencing Monday 11th January, with one key stage one and one key stage two video on each day of release.
Senior Schools Provision Officer Jack Mountain said: “We want to provide an inclusive service on our Primary Stars programme that will cater for all children, regardless of whether they are in school currently or learning from home.
“The safety of the staff and pupils within all schools is of the utmost importance, but while schools’ delivery is going virtual for at least the next couple of weeks, we want to continue to provide a high-quality PE teaching provision for the hundreds of children we reach through the Primary Stars programme every week.
“We will be delivering lessons that cover a number of different topics, allowing children to stay active at home while enjoying their PE lessons, and we’re really looking forward to continuing to engage with those schools and pupils in an online capacity.”