Pupils inspired by Premier League trophy visit

10th November 2017
Foundation

Hundreds of young Swans fans have been treated to a visit from the Premier League trophy thanks to our PL Primary Stars project.

The trophy tour has made its way across the UK and this week it headed to Wales for a two-day trip that saw it visit three schools which engage with the project.

Calling first at Fenton Primary in Haverfordwest, the trophy was then taken to Ysgol Bro Tawe and Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn where pupils were taught about the Premier League’s core values of fair play, inspiring others, working as a team and being ambitious.

The junior Jacks were then given the opportunity to take part in a practical PE session, as well as an in class lesson delivered by our Primary Stars coaches.

Providing free curriculum-linked Key Stage 1 and 2 classroom resources for PE, mathematics, English and enterprise, Primary Stars helps to engage with young pupils and nurtures their development both in the classroom and in the playground.

Additionally, it helps to encourage life skills such as teamwork and resilience and work to promote equality, diversity and anti-bullying.

By doing so, it aims to develop the whole child from improving their physical literacy and enhancing their learning, to teaching them relevant life skills and behaviours.

“The tour has been brilliantly received by pupils and teachers alike and it’s been fantastic to visit some of our more rural areas further west,” said Thomas Williams, our Premier League Primary Stars co-ordinator.

“At each school, we’ve given all the pupils a flavour of Premier League Primary Stars."

The final stop on the Welsh leg of the tour was making an appearance at the Pembrokeshire heat of the annual Premier League Schools Tournament where 17 primary schools battled it out to make it to the next round.

The national competition sees all Premier League clubs hold an array of tournaments to find two schools to represent them in the final at the end of each season.

The trophy was present as Cleddau Reach and Neyland fought it out in the day’s final, which was officiated by retired Premier League referee Chris Foy, with Neyland taking the honours courtesy of a 1-0 win.

“It’s been a great all-round experience and throughout the two days we’ve not only shown the trophy to nearly a thousand young children in our local communities, we’ve been able to use it to inspire them,” added Thomas.

To find out more about Premier League Primary Stars, and to get your school involved, please email Thomas@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk