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Premier League Primary Stars

An initiative from the UK's top football clubs is using the appeal of the Premier League to inspire children to learn, to be active and to develop important life skills. Premier League Primary Stars provides free lesson plans, activities and video content for boys and girls aged 5-11 across a number of subjects. The literacy part of the programme provides teachers with high quality English resources, guidance and training, and exciting author events for pupils. The scheme has given away over 60,000 free books so far this year. Premier League Primary Stars builds on Premier League Reading Stars, a programme that has been run by the Premiership with the National Literacy Trust since 2003. The programme is proven to boost literacy skills and motivation of primary school pupils. An evaluation by Coventry University found that 3 out of 4 children made at least 6 months progress in reading in just 10 weeks, and 1 child in 3 made a year’s progress or more. A teacher at Charlotte Sharman Primary School in London said “This had a huge impact in home reading in my class. At the beginning of the year just 16% were reading at home 4+ times a week. Now, it is an amazing 85%.”

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