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Llangyfelach Primary presented with signed Swans shirt

Llangyfelach Primary School were awarded with a signed Swans shirt by the Community Trust after two years of hard work with our Premier League Primary Stars project.

Presented to the school in assembly this morning, the shirt will hang pride of place on the school walls and marks the dedication shown towards the project by both the pupils and the teachers.

“Back in 2015 the school signed up to the PL Schools project, which is now Premier League Primary Stars, and since then we’ve created a great relationship and have bonded with us as an organisation,” explained Jack Midwinter, our Premier League Primary Stars Area Co-ordinator for Swansea. “The school have also helped us through numerous training exercises and qualifications as well as continuing their work with us and it’s been a great partnership.”

Using the appeal of football and sport to connect and inspire, Premier League Primary Stars aims to develop skills and ambition both on and off the sports field with resources for girls and boys aged 5-11 years old.

“It’s been fantastic,” praised Head Teacher, Lee Burnell. “I think the greatest benefit has been the enthusiasm with sport.

“When I came to this school five years ago there was a definite need to develop that area of the curriculum right the way through the school. We’ve looked at different projects and this project in particular has had a massive impact on the students’ enthusiasm because in this area, children love the Swans and being in the Premier League is fantastic for the children and the community,” he continued.

Providing free curriculum-linked Key Stage 1 and 2 classroom resources for PE, Maths English and Enterprise, Primary Stars helps to engage with junior Jacks and nurture their development in the classroom and in the playground. The project also helps to encourage life skills such as teamwork and resilience and work to promote equality, diversity and anti-bullying. By doing this Primary Stars aims to develop the whole child from improving their physical literacy and enhancing their learning, to teaching them relevant life skills and behaviours.

Additionally we offer support to primary teachers to deliver great PE and sport sessions in their schools, increase children’s enjoyment when participating in physical activity and support young people to take part in sport outside of school.

“It has also given our staff the quality skills that have come from the project and Jack has supported our staff in sustaining their development when Jack isn’t in the school,” Lee added.

“It’s generated enthusiasm amongst the pupils, but it’s also generated enthusiasm and quality skills amongst the staff.”

So far this season, our PL Primary Stars project has engaged with over 1,100 children at 30 schools across South West Wales and has delivered over 300 sessions.

To get your school involved with Premier League Primary Stars, or to find out more, please email Thomas@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk


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