Newcastle North MP calls on local schools to sign up to Premier League Primary Stars

Catherine McKinnell MP is calling on all primary schools in Newcastle North to sign up to Premier League Primary Stars, after attending an event in Parliament about the Premier League’s flagship programme for primary age children at the invitation of the Newcastle United Foundation.

Premier League Primary Stars is open to all primary schools across England and Wales, through which they can access free teaching resource packs covering PE, English, Maths and PSHE for children aged between 5 and 11. Drawing upon the excitement of the Premier League and children’s interest in football, the programme uses real life examples from the sport to provide lesson content, videos and fun activities to enhance children’s understanding and interest across the curriculum.

All 20 Premier League clubs and 74 English Football League (EFL) and National League clubs have signed up to deliver Premier League Primary Stars. Having reached their original target of 10,000 registered schools eighteen months earlier than expected, the Premier League have announced a new target of signing up 15,000 schools by May 2019.

Eighteen first schools and primary schools from Newcastle North have already signed up to the programme – and Catherine McKinnell MP is encouraging the rest to sign up to receive the free resources available to them, by registering at the website.

Catherine said:

‘I’m really pleased that so many first and primary schools across Newcastle North are already benefiting from these free resources, and using young people’s love of football to capture their imagination and make learning more exciting. I would strongly encourage other local schools to get involved.’

Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman of the Premier League, said:

‘The Premier League and our Clubs are committed to using our reach and ability to inspire children to support them in their learning whether that be PE, PSHE or Maths and English. The need for and interest in Primary Stars has been huge and we have had an incredible response to the programme to date. With more Clubs on board, we are committing even more resource to develop content and will continue to evolve and develop the programme to fit the needs of the teachers and pupils.’