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New Premier League kit for Pilton Bluecoat

Pilton Bluecoat Academy are thrilled to receive Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment

Pupils and staff at Pilton Bluecoat are celebrating after being awarded a Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment pack.

The pack contains 15 sets of bright orange kit. This will benefit all children when playing friendly and qualifying matches in and around North Devon.

The Kit and Equipment Scheme forms part of the Premier League Primary Stars offer to primary schools in England and Wales. This is a curriculum-linked education programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and its clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

Delivered by the Football Foundation, the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme gives teachers a range of equipment that can be used across different curriculum areas to get children active.

Also available is a free downloadable suite of resources for teachers across Key Stages 1 and 2 in English, Maths, PE and PSHE. The easy-to-use materials have been developed in partnership with education organisations including the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association.

Mathematician Rachel Riley and children’s authors Cressida Cowell and Dan Freedman also helped to create the teaching packs, which use real life sport examples to put lessons into a relevant and engaging context for children.

Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman of the Premier League and Football Foundation Trustee, said: “Congratulations to Pilton Bluecoat Academy on their successful application for a Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment pack. We hope this kit, coupled with the free downloadable online resources, will help teachers harness the popularity of football to inspire primary school kids in everything from Maths and English to teamwork and sport.”

Mrs Helen Cockbill, P.E Coordinator, said: “These kits are amazing the children will feel very proud wearing them when representing our school. I can't thank the Premier League for gifting the kit and equipment pack enough.”

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For more information contact:

Mrs. Cockbill at hcockbill@piltonbluecoat.devon.sch.uk.

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