PREMIER LEAGUE PRIMARY STARS
Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire young people to learn, be active and develop important life skills. Primary school pupils across Gwent have engaged with the Premier League Primary Stars through a range of activities including PE lessons, after-school sessions, health and educational workshops, numeracy support and reading interventions.
How did we adapt during the pandemic?
In order to engage with our PL Primary Stars pupils during the pandemic, we set up an online home learning resource that included PE, wellbeing sessions, literacy and numeracy activities for the pupils to complete. Additionally, we sent out wellbeing tasks on a weekly basis to engage families through the national lockdown. Following on from these tasks, wellbeing doorstop visits for young people were undertaken across Gwent with sports equipment being provided in order to facilitate a healthy and active lifestyle whilst at home.
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PREMIER LEAGUE READING STARS
Premier League Reading Stars (PLRS) is a 10-week literacy intervention designed to be delivered in schools, libraries and football clubs.
The aim is to stimulate literacy engagement in children aged 9-13 years who love football but lack motivation in reading. PLRS evaluation has shown that the programme can have a significant impact on attainment and attitude.
The National Literacy Trust and the Premier League have worked in partnership since 2003 to create this evidence-based programme. PLRS is currently funded by the Premier League Charitable Fund and the Welsh Government for PLRS Cymru.
JOY OF MOVING
The Joy of Moving programme, delivered in partnership with Ferrero UK by 23 English Football League Club Community Trusts, engages thousands of young people across the country every year. According to research only 30% of boys and 25% of girls aged 5-7 meet the recommended quota of exercise each day. Such inactivity levels are leading to a variety of issues affecting both physical and mental health.
The Joy of Moving programme is designed to help children develop their physical, cognitive and social skills in a fun and educational way. This is achieved through two national projects, the Move & Learn programme and the Joy of Moving festivals that engage 70,000 young people nationwide each year.
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2020 saw the start of a brand new transition programme at Newport High School, helping year 7 pupils settle in to life at high school. During these weekly sessions, we worked on teamwork, confidence and communication skills to benefit young people in the community as well as in the school environment. We started the programme in August 2020, which meant we were able to deliver the programme successfully right up until the Christmas holiday period.