Young footballers at a South Tyneside Primary School are sporting a new “Premier” look thanks to a soccer-inspired education programme.
The team based at Hadrian Primary School have been awarded with strips to wear for when they take to the pitch.
It will give our children the opportunity to both feel and look the part when they represent the school in coming games.David Newton
The kit and equipment is part of the Premier League Primary Stars and Equipment scheme which 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, it aims to give teachers a range of equipment that can be used across different curriculum areas to get children active.
David Newton, teacher in charge of football at the school in Fort Street, South Shields, said: “We are delighted to have received a fantastic set of football kit from The Premier League. It will give our children the opportunity to both feel and look the part when they represent the school in coming games and I hope it inspires them to perform just like their premier league heroes!”
The programme has been developed in partnership with education organisations including the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association. It covers Key Stages 1 and 2 in English, Maths, PE and PSHE.
Mathematician Rachel Riley and children’s authors Cressida Cowell and Dan Freedman have also helped to create the teaching packs, which use real life sport examples to put lessons into a relevant and engaging context for children.
Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman of the Premier League and Football Foundation Trustee, said: “Congratulations to Hadrian Primary 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.”