Youngsters equipped to be sporting stars
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