29 Jun WWSET Host Two Premier League Primary Stars Tournaments
Premier League Primary Stars (PLPS) uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
Available to every primary school in England and Wales, it inspires girls and boys aged 5-11 in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field.
Teaching materials cover subjects from English and Maths to teamwork and PE, with free to download activity ideas, worksheets, lesson plans, fun assemblies and exclusive videos. PLPS have also joined forces with the BBC to introduce ‘Supermovers’ (www.bbc.co.uk/supermovers) which has fantastic brain-booster videos to help schools incorporate physical activity into classroom lessons.
Over the past fortnight Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust (WWSET) have run two football tournaments made up of teams representing primary schools that participate in our PLPS delivery programme; one for mixed boys and girls teams, and one girls only tournament.
The aim of the tournaments was to encourage those who took part to be active, healthy and develop a strong sense of teamwork.
The mixed tournament involved 9 teams with 81 children taking part. The playing standard was very impressive, but more importantly, the teamwork, sportsmanship and enthusiasm of the players, teachers and supporters were to be admired by all.
The girls PLPS tournament, which took place during National School Sports Week, saw 90 children participating and hoping to get their hands on the trophy. The format involved 10 teams competing in a round robin event that went right down to the last round of fixtures. Kingswood Primary School were eventually crowned winners of the girl’s tournament, where-as Juniper Hill Primary were victorious in the mixed tournament
Jay Hamon, WWSET Premier League Programmes Manager had this to say about the two tournaments:
“It’s great that Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust were able to deliver these tournaments with the goal of providing opportunities for children in our local community to not only be physically active but also to take pride in representing their school.”
The Premier League values such as ambition and fair play which underpin the PLPS programme where evident from all participating players, and coupled with the great skill and ability demonstrated by all the players, helped to make both tournaments a great success.
A big thank you should also go to the local Wycombe School Sports Partnership who assisted with the organisation of the tournaments and hosted them at John Hampden Grammar School.”