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MLJA wins equipment from Premier League!

We are thrilled to announce that Manor Leas Junior Academy has been awarded a Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment pack!


The pack contains 15 Premier League Strike Team match footballs, 16 Nike training bibs, pop up goals, cones, bean bags and more, which will impact on the provision of sport at Manor Leas Junior Academy. This year we have more clubs than ever on offer, and this kit and equipment will enable more pupils to have high-quality equipment available for use year round.


The Kit and Equipment Scheme forms part of the Premier League Primary Stars offer to primary schools in England and Wales. This is a curriculum-linked education programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and its clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.


Delivered by the Football Foundation, the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme gives teachers a range of equipment that can be used across different curriculum areas to get children active.


Also available is a free downloadable suite of resources for teachers across Key Stages 1 and 2 in English, Maths, PE and PSHE. The easy-to-use materials have been developed in partnership with education organisations including the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association.


Mathematician Rachel Riley and children’s authors Cressida Cowell and Dan Freedman also helped to create the teaching packs, which use real life sport examples to put lessons into a relevant and engaging context for children.


Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman of the Premier League and Football Foundation Trustee, said: “Congratulations to Manor Leas Junior Academy on their successful application for a Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment pack. We hope this kit, coupled with the free downloadable online resources, will help teachers harness the popularity of football to inspire primary school kids in everything from Maths and English to teamwork and sport.”


James Greenwood, Head Teacher, Manor Leas Junior Academy, said: “These resources will add to our already strong provision in this area. We want to continue growing in all areas of learning and this programme will enhance the opportunities for the pupils at Manor Leas Junior Academy.”