PREMIER LEAGUE PRIMARY STARS onsıde| ISSUE 39 29 WHAT KIT WILL BE WINGING ITS WAY TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS UP AND DOWN THE COUNTRY? This year’s kit package included: 14 football shirts, one goalkeeper shirt, 15 pairs of shorts and 15 pairs of socks. The equipment package includes: A roller bag, 16 bibs, 15 training balls, four pop-up goals, a whistle, a ball pump, a captain’s armband, hoops, cones, bean bags, giant dice and floor markers. F ootball kits, goals, cones, training balls and bean bags were just some of the equipment on offer, all given completely free of charge by the Premier League as part of its wider Primary Stars initiative, which is designed to get kids active. “It was great to visit the school and see how Premier League Primary Stars is inspiring the kids to learn and be active,” Schneiderlin said. “The dodgeball PE lesson was really fun and helps to teach the kids to improve their communication and discipline.” Run in partnership with Nike and delivered on behalf of the Premier League by the Football Foundation, the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme allowed teachers to get their hands on a range of free kit and equipment that can be used across different curriculum areas to get children active. For Year 5 and 6 teacher Hannah Evans, the programme is having a significant impact at St. Aloysius. “Since we started working with the Premier League, the confidence of the children has increased significantly,” she said. “PL Primary Stars has been great at teaching the children important life skills such as resilience that they can apply in other lessons and not just sport.” TOFFEES STAR GOES BACK TO SCHOOL Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin dropped by St. Aloysius Catholic Primary School, in Liverpool, to see how pupils were making use of their free kit and equipment, courtesy of the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment scheme.