By Laura Taylor, Feb 22 2018 10:24AM
Free football kit and equipment is being made available to primary schools across England and Wales as the Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment scheme opens for applications.
The Premier League Primary Stars programme is a national curriculum-linked education initiative, designed to inspire children to learn, engage and be active.
Using the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs, the programme provides ways for teachers to inspire girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field.
The scheme offers primary schools the opportunity to apply for free resources which can be used for active classroom sessions, PE lessons and for school sports teams. The scheme is run in partnership with Nike and delivered by the Football Foundation.
Nick Perchard, head of community at the Premier League said: “The Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment scheme gives us the opportunity to provide free resources to primary schools taking part in the programme.
“Schools have the opportunity to apply for a full playing kit, or an equipment pack which includes items that support teachers to get their children active throughout the day.
“We hope this year’s process will be as successful as last year when we donated over 3,700 kits and equipment packs. The scheme is open to existing Premier League Primary Stars schools and we hope it will encourage teachers who have not yet signed up to the programme to get involved with Premier League Primary Stars.”
This year’s application window runs until Friday 6 April. Successful applicants will receive their kit/equipment from September 2018.
Schools should visit https://plprimarystars.com/kit-scheme for details on eligibility and how to apply for the kit and equipment – and how to access the other exciting Premier League Primary Stars resources that are available to them.