Macclesfield Town Community Sports Trust are in partnership with the Premier League and National League Trust to run Premier League Primary Stars in Local schools around Macclesfield
Macclesfield Town CST has been running Premier League Primary Stars for just over a year now in local primary schools in Macclesfield. The project has been in partnership with the Premier League and the National League Trust.
Community manager Paul McGuire said “This is a fantastic programme to be part of. It’s allowed us to focus our attention on curriculum time activities helping children learn in a new fun way. We’re looking to expand in the New Year and hopefully, Primary Stars will be a key part of the CST strategic vision”.
What is Premier League Primary Stars?
Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
Available to every primary school in England and Wales, it inspires girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field.
Teaching materials cover subjects from English and Maths to teamwork and PE, with free to download activity ideas, worksheets, lesson plans, fun assemblies and exclusive videos.
Learning is connected to the real world of sport to enthuse pupils when tackling challenging PSHE topics such as resilience, diversity, self-esteem and fair-play.
Professional football club staff work with teachers to deliver fun, educational sessions in a range of subjects within local partner schools.
Premier League values underpin everything on offer, encouraging children to:
- Be ambitious – work hard and never give up on their goals
- Be inspiring – set a great example to others
- Be connected –work well with others and in a team
- Be fair – treat people equally and think of others
The easy to use resources, which link to the national curriculum, have been developed in partnership with primary school teachers and subject experts, such as the PSHE Association and National Literacy Trust.
Club support and online resources are also designed to help primary school teachers improve their confidence and skills in delivering PE lessons.
Registered schools will have the opportunity to apply for free kit and equipment and books from celebrated children’s authors.
Great ideas shared around ways to incorporate other areas of the curriculum into sessions and I 100% recommend this programme to other school teachers
Brilliant example of embedding core subjects into the PE curriculum (e.g word building and maths activities). On a scale of 1-10 I score this programme a 10 as a recommendation for other schools.