Brighton and Hove Albion are looking for the next generation of Premier League football stars to take part in their primary school scheme.
The club’s charity, Albion in the Community, is looking to work with local schools to deliver their Premier League Primary Stars programme to children in Sussex based primary schools. The programme is intended to inspire future generations, using the appeal of football to encourage children to be active.
Whilst the programme naturally has a lot of focus on the sports side of a primary curriculum, it also aims to inspire kids in all areas of their studies from English and maths, to teamwork and PSHE, all taught with football as the base of the learning. Workshops are taught individually, in small groups and as whole classes by the AITC’s sports mentors, alongside teachers.
This 10 week National scheme is also intended to support primary school teachers, by improving their confidence in delivering PE lessons, as well as providing downloadable lesson plans, worksheets and fun assemblies.
Last year AITC delivered the ten week programme to 16 schools in the local area, but they are now planning on expanding to 24, and are on the look out for new schools interested in taking part. Any schools in the Sussex area can apply, but the AITC are particularly interested in partnering with schools and young people most in need.
So far, the programme has been a resounding success amongst teachers and students alike. According to the Brighton and Hove Albion website, local headteacher Jane Fendley, was quick to sing praises for Premier League Primary Stars. “The children were always incredibly excited about AITC coming in to work with them each week.”
“The curriculum lessons, whether it was PE, literacy or PSHE were all engaging and delivered with great enthusiasm and took into account the children’s differing needs.”
If you are part of, or know of, a school that would be interested in applying, the deadline is the 15th June. See website for more information, and details on how to apply.