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Stockport County Continues To Deliver The Premier League Primary Stars Programme For 2019/20

Sep 12, 2019

Stockport County Community Sports & Education Foundation is delighted to announce we have once again been selected to deliver the Premier League Primary Stars programme for a further year, starting in September. We have received funding from the Premier League and National League Trust to deliver the national curriculum-linked education programme which uses the appeal of professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

The Community Foundation are one of only a handful of clubs outside the Premier League and Football League to be taking part and Primary Schools across Stockport & Tameside are now being encouraged to sign up for the scheme, which has already engaged more than 10,000 primary schools and 13,000 teachers in England and Wales. Many Premier League high profile players support the programme and Stockport County players Foundation staff along with our mascot Vernon the Bear will take part in lessons to help engage with children across Stockport and Tameside.

Andrew Calvert, Trustee/Director of Stockport County Community Foundation, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for local schools to get involved with a high profile programme that is having a huge impact nationally. “Premier League Primary Stars enhances children’s understanding across the curriculum and inspires them to be successful in everything they do.“This is a great endorsement of our work and the response from schools already has been very encouraging. “We’re really excited to have this opportunity once again and looking forward to working with pupils, teachers and schools to help them make the most of the programme.”

Primary Stars has been developed with teachers and education experts to provide schools with free curriculum-linked resources for PE, PHSE, English, Maths and Enterprise that will inspire children to reach their goals, whilst teaching the importance of working together and playing fair.

The team of Coaches from the Foundation will be on hand to support sessions and up skill teachers to enhance PE and school sport provision, and registered schools will have opportunities for stadium visits, competitions, festivals, player appearances and match day experiences to add further value to the innovative programme.

If you would like to know more about PLPS or the work the Community Foundation do in schools, contact us on 0161-286-8888 or email [email protected]

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