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BRISTOL ROVERS COMMUNITY TRUST HELP LAUNCH PREMIER LEAGUE PRIMARY STARS

3 April 2017

The Premier League has today launched Premier League Primary Stars, a national curriculum-linked education programme which uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. Bristol Rovers Community Trust are proud to be part of this new ambitious project and have been active in numerous schools in and around the Bristol area. You can watch the new advert by following the link www.premierleague.com/video/single/356205 and hashtag for social channels is #PLPrimaryStars

This is the Premier League’s most ambitious community programme to date and aims to support 10,000 primary schools by 2019. The www.plprimarystars.com web site adds to the existing support professional football clubs provide to primary schools and their local communities and will offer a free downloadable suite of resources for teachers across Key Stages 1 and 2 in English, Maths, PE and PSHE. 

The launch of Premier League Primary Stars also sees the Premier League unveil its first ever national advertising campaign across television, cinema, and social media channels. The advert features top Premier League names including Kevin De Bruyne, Gary Cahill, Eric Dier, Sadio Mané, Juan Mata, José Mourinho, and Theo Walcott, who joined children at primary schools across the UK to recite the poem “Try, Try Again” by T.H. Palmer. 

The call to action for parents/families is to follow the link https://plprimarystars.com/for-families and nominate their school. Schools that sign-up to the site will be entered in to a prize draw to win a variety of different prizes. At the end of April registered schools will be able to apply for a new school team kit or a PE equipment pack, whilst those signing up to PL Reading Stars can access a book box, with similar offers on the way.

Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman, Premier League added:
“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.

“Our clubs already do great work in primary schools, and Premier League Primary Stars will support and enhance that work with educational resources for teachers, books from celebrated children’s authors, and much more.

“We want to support 10,000 primary schools in England and Wales by 2019 and we hope that our first national TV advertising campaign, including star names from our clubs, will capture the imagination of parents, teachers and children and encourage them to sign-up to Premier League Primary Stars.”

Bristol Rovers Community Trust CEO Adam Tutton: 
“Bristol Rovers Community Trust are delighted to be involved with this new project. We have already seen the significant impact that this can have on the individuals who have been part of the scheme so far. The aim for us as a Trust is to have an extremely positive influence on the education of young children in the Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas. I urge all fans, parents and carers to nominate their local school following the link https://plprimarystars.com/for-families.”

Rachel Riley, who has helped to create the Premier League Primary Stars maths resources, said: 
“Maths is a subject that a lot of young people find challenging and is often dismissed as boring. What I love about the resources we’ve developed for the Premier League Primary Stars programme is that it makes maths relevant to children’s everyday lives. 
 
“I’ve seen the reaction from children using the lesson plans – they are excited, interested and engaged. I think this is a fantastic programme that will undoubtedly inspire children to learn but also give teachers the tools to be creative with their lessons. Anything that excites primary school children about maths gets a gold star from me.”

About Premier League Primary Stars
Premier League Primary Stars is a new national primary school programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football like Bristol Rovers to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. Bristol Rovers Community Trust will provide in-school support to teachers, delivering educational sessions to schools in their communities. Free teaching materials ensure the rounded programme, which covers everything from PE and maths to resilience and teamwork, is available to every primary school in England & Wales.


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