Young­sters equipped to be sport­ing stars

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Yourviews -

PUPILS at­tend­ing Our Lady Of Per­pet­ual Suc­cour Pri­mary School in Widnes, have been buoyed at the start of the new term, with the de­liv­ery of a free Premier League Pri­mary Stars equip­ment pack.

Stocked full of items in­clud­ing Nike match foot­balls, train­ing bibs and num­bered and let­tered floor mark­ers, the Premier League equip­ment pack will help teach­ers de­liver ac­tive lessons across the cur­ricu­lum.

The equip­ment pack was awarded to pupils at Our Lady’s fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful ap­pli­ca­tion for last year’s Premier League Pri­mary Stars Kit and Equip­ment ● Scheme.

The scheme is part of the Premier League Pri­mary Stars ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme which uses the ap­peal of Premier League and pro­fes­sional foot­ball clubs to in­spire chil­dren in pri­mary schools across Eng­land and Wales the op­por­tu­nity to learn, be ac­tive and de­velop im­por­tant life skills.

PLPri­ma­ryS­tars.com of­fers pri­mary school teach­ers free cur­ricu­lum-linked re­sources in English, maths, PE and PSHE, and op­por­tu­ni­ties for schools to en­ter com­pe­ti­tions and ac­cess free of­fers like the Premier League Pri­mary Stars Kit And Equip­ment scheme.

Richard Scu­d­amore, ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of the Premier League said: “We hope that cou­pled with the free down­load­able on­line re­sources, we can in­spire chil­dren to do their best in the class­room and on the sports field.”

Ms Quirk, PE sub­ject leader at Our Lady’s, said: “We are de­lighted with our free PE re­sources, it will make a huge dif­fer­ence when de­liv­er­ing lessons as we have enough equip­ment for all the chil­dren to par­tic­i­pate fully in ev­ery ses­sion.

“The chil­dren were thrilled when they saw all we had re­ceived – thanks so much Pri­mary League Pri­mary Stars.” ●

ST Chad’s in Run­corn has been awarded the Bri­tish Coun­cil’s In­ter­na­tional School Award in recog­ni­tion of its work to bring the world into the class­room.

The In­ter­na­tional School Award cel­e­brates the achieve­ments of schools that do ex­cep­tional work in in­ter­na­tional ed­u­ca­tion.

Fos­ter­ing an in­ter­na­tional di­men­sion in the cur­ricu­lum is at the heart of the Bri­tish Coun­cil’s work with schools, so that young peo­ple gain the cul­tural un­der­stand­ing and skills they need for op­er­at­ing in the mod­ern world.

St Chad’s in­ter­na­tional work in­cludes a suc­cess­ful 15 year part­ner­ship with Tong Ling No. 3 High School in China, cel­e­bra­tion of the Euro­pean Day Of Lan­guages, Chi­nese New Year cel­e­bra­tions, sup­port­ing pri­mary schools in the Hal­ton area with the teach­ing and learn­ing with ded­i­cated days spent at St Chad’s and a cross-cur­ric­u­lar art, sci­ence and span­ish project run in con­junc­tion with a Hal­ton chem­i­cal com­pany.

Head­teacher Michael Paz­iuk said: “It is a de­light to re­ceive this award for the work we all en­joy and that is part of our ev­ery­day cur­ricu­lum.

“The chil­dren and staff are keen and mo­ti­vated to con­tinue our global cit­i­zen­ship ac­tiv­i­ties, recog­nis­ing the part we play in our big wide world.”

Sir Ciarán Devane, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Bri­tish Coun­cil, said: “The school’s fan­tas­tic in­ter­na­tional work has right­fully earned it this award.

“The In­ter­na­tional School Award is a great chance for schools to demon­strate the im­por­tant work they’re do­ing to bring the world into their class­rooms.

“Em­bed­ding an in­ter­na­tional di­men­sion in chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion en­sures that they are truly global cit­i­zens and helps to pre­pare them for suc­cess­ful lives and ca­reers in an in­creas­ingly global econ­omy.”

The award is now avail­able world­wide in coun­tries such as In­dia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Le­banon, Cyprus, and Pak­istan.

Around 5,500 In­ter­na­tional School Awards have been pre­sented to suc­cess­ful schools in the UK since the scheme be­gan in 1999.

The In­ter­na­tional School Award en­cour­ages and sup­ports schools to de­velop: ● An in­ter­na­tional ethos em­bed­ded through­out the school. ● A whole-school ap­proach to in­ter­na­tional work. ● Col­lab­o­ra­tive cur­ricu­lum-based work with a num­ber of part­ner schools. ● Year-round in­ter­na­tional ac­tiv­ity. ● In­volve­ment of the wider com­mu­nity.

St Chad’s has gained an award for its in­ter­na­tion­al­ist ap­proach

Pupils from Our Lady Of Per­pet­ual Suc­cour Pri­mary School in Widnes have had a de­liv­ery of a free Premier League Pri­mary Stars equip­ment pack

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