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Schools Across Oldham To Benefit From Premier League Primary Stars Project

12 July 2017

Oldham Athletic Community Trust (OACT) are delighted to announce the their delivery of the Premier League Primary Stars project will continue for the next two years through their partnership with the Premier League.

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.

Competitions range from national football tournaments, to creative writing and reading challenges for reluctant readers.

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

Martin Vose, OACT Community Manager commented: “Our Premier League Primary Stars delivery through the current year has been a great success and a stepping stone towards achieving our goals across the next two years.

"Through various opportunities we aim to engage with every school across the borough of Oldham through this project, whether that be through high quality PE delivery, competitions or online engagement. 

"In the coming weeks we’ll be looking to grow the OACT team with the appointment of a specific officer who will be actively liaising with schools from September 2017 around this project specifically.

"Our PL Primary Stars model will see us deliver this project free of charge to schools with the potential of thousands of children, hundreds of teachers and countless schools benefitting from the Premier League Primary Stars Project.”

Any schools wishing to receive further information on the Premier League Primary Stars Project should email martin.vose@oldhamathletic.co.uk


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