Premier League launches PL Primary Stars

New programme will engage children in thousands of primary schools across the country.

The Premier League has launched its most ambitious community programme to date, Premier League Primary Stars, with the aim of supporting 10,000 primary schools in England and Wales by 2019.

Premier League Primary Stars is a national curriculum-linked education programme using the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

Children’s authors Cressida Cowell (“How to Train Your Dragon”) and Dan Freedman (“Jamie Johnson”) helped create the English resources, while mathematician Rachel Riley, from Channel 4’s Countdown, is a consultant in developing the maths teaching resources.

The Premier League also worked with industry experts Edcoms, the PSHE Association and National Literacy Trust in developing the programme. This content will be available via a free downloadable suite of resources for teachers across Key Stages 1 and 2 in English, Maths, PE and PSHE.

“We are very excited to launch Premier League Primary Stars, our new national education programme that will use the power and popularity of football to inspire children to work hard and enjoy English, Maths and a range of other subjects,” Richard Scudamore, the Premier League’s Executive Chairman, said.

The first national advertising campaign, which will air from Sunday 2 April across television, cinema, and social media channels in the United Kingdom.

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