Premier League – Primary Stars

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Upcoming Activities
18 Mar
In 2024, the More Than Football Action Weeks will take place from the 18th of March till the 24th of April! The #MoreThanFootball Action Weeks are a global campaign for the European football community to showcase the impact of their community and social responsibility activities and programmes. Initiated by the Read more
22 Apr
This year we are celebrating our 21st EFDN “#MoreThanFootball” Conference, the ultimate ESG event for European Football Organisations. The conference will be held on the 22nd till 24th of April 2024 in Warsaw at the Legia Warsaw Stadium, the home base of EFDN Member Legia Warszawa. The conference will include high-level experts Read more
28 May
EFDN is pleased to invite you to participate in its first EFDN Special Champions League tournament of the year. This time, the event will take place in Breda from the 28th until the 30th of May. This international event will welcome female and male players who are +15 years old and have Read more

Premier League – Primary Stars

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.

The programme website hosts teaching materials that cover topics from PE and teamwork, to English and Maths; with free to download activities, worksheets, lesson plans, fun assemblies and exclusive educational videos.

Learning is connected to the real world of sport to enthuse pupils when tackling challenging PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Economic education) topics such as resilience, diversity, self-esteem and fair-play. Over 17,000 schools have engaged with PL Primary Primary Stars which is mapped to the national curriculum.

Staff from over 100 professional Clubs support thousands of 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.

The programme’s popular poetry competition, Premier League Writing Stars, has seen over 50,000 entries from schools across the country, with pupils writing on the themes of resilience and diversity.

The latest programme vision is:

To offer a world-class primary schools programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to improve and enhance physical education (PE) and other curriculum areas, developing skills and values that are crucial to success in later life. 

With a mission statement to:

Use the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire all children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. 

PL Primary Stars stated aims are to:

  • Enhance the knowledge, skills and confidence of teachers to improve delivery of PE and school sport
  • Increase children’s enjoyment, participation and skills in competitive and non-competitive sports and physical activity
  • Increase children’s understanding of the personal skills and values needed to achieve their goals
  • Enhance children’s interest, understanding and confidence in English and maths
  • Support young people into further participation pathways in sport