Monmouthshire’s Undy Primary School was one of five lucky primary schools across England and Wales to have the Premier League Trophy on site for the day, after a teacher from their school registered for the new Premier League Primary Stars Programme, a free online resource for teachers across England and Wales.
Undy Primary was chosen at random as a reward for early registration to the new Premier League Primary Stars website. The Premier League Primary Stars Trophy Tour kicked off in Hull before heading to Manchester, Burton, London and South Wales.
Janet Lloyd-Baker, working at Undy Primary School was drawn at random from over 1,000 entries into the Premier League Trophy Tour Competition and was able to showcase the Premier League Winners’ prize to their pupils. The school also had the chance to run activities on the day in conjunction with their local English Football League Club – Newport County AFC.
Undy Primary School had the Premier League trophy on site on January 12th and hosted a range of activities including breakfast club, assemblies and workshops based on “Getting on and falling out”
The Premier League Primary Stars website is a new resource available for teachers which contains information packs, classroom assets, videos and planning tools across a range of subjects, including PE, PSHE, Maths and English.
The Premier League Primary Stars Programme not only encompasses the new website resource but also includes events like the Premier League Schools Tournament and other offers like the Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme which sees primary schools apply for free Nike strips for their school football team.
The Premier League is the most watched continuous annual sporting event in the world. Last season 13.9 million fans attended matches with record average stadium occupancy of 95.9%.
Across nine months of the year, 380 matches are viewed in 185 countries with coverage available in over 730 million households.
Since 2000, the Premier League has invested in 540+ new artificial grass pitches across the UK and has delivered hundreds of projects that focus on improving sports coaching in schools and inspiring young people to play sport.