Wolves midfielders Dave Edwards and Prince Oniangue visited St Luke’s Primary School – the birthplace of the club – to mark the official launch of the Premier League Primary Stars programme.
The programme is being rolled out across the country by all Premier League and English Football League clubs to provide free curriculum-linked Key Stage 1 and 2 classroom resources for PE, but also Maths, English and Enterprise. New PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) resources will use an array of sport examples to promote equality and diversity, encourage life skills such as teamwork and resilience and deliver key messaging such as anti-bullying.
Wolves Community Trust, the official Charity of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC are delighted to launch the project with the help Dave and Prince.
The launch event included a tour of the school, a KS1 fundamental movement session and a KS2 PSHE Lesson.
The introduction of the Primary Stars programme will allow the development of the School Sport- the Wolves Way project. The project, delivered across the city between September 2013 and June 2016 engaged 71 schools in Wolverhampton and the surrounding area, working with 8323 pupils for over 386,000 hours.
Through Premier League Primary Stars, the Premier League and professional football clubs aim to:
Using the appeal of professional football clubs to connect with young people and create healthier and more positive futures for all children in England and Wales. The programme focusses on developing the whole child - improving their physical literacy, enhancing their learning, and teaching them relevant life skills and behaviours.
Primary Stars aim to:
helping primary teachers to deliver great PE and School Sport in their schools
increasing children’s enjoyment, participation and skills in sport and other physical activity
helping children develop the personal skills and values they need to achieve their goals
enhancing children’s understanding of, and interest and confidence in, English and Maths
supporting young people to take part in sport, outside school
Wolves Community Trust, the official charity of Wolves will deliver the Primary Stars programme under the name of ’School Sport – The Wolves Way’ project. Our primary aims within the project are:
- Develop opportunities to increase participation and high level performance in Physical Education, School Sport and Enrichment activity for teachers and pupils within the City of Wolverhampton’s schools.
- Work alongside class teachers to deliver bespoke CPD programmes that caters for the needs they have identified.
- Improving the health and lifestyles of pupils and parents through teaching the importance of physical activity and healthy eating.
- Develop greater access to extra-curricular clubs that allow pupils to continue their sporting progress, supporting the identification of Gifted and Talented pupils.
- Develop further opportunity to engage underrepresented groups in positive physical activity.
- Increase access and opportunity to community based activity to encourage lifelong participation.
- To improve the standards and levels of attainment in literacy, numeracy and PSHE in the cities children through structured interventions and collapsed curriculum Molineux Education sessions by using football and sport as the learning aid.
- Give greater access to intra and inter schools school competition through aligning with the cities PASS Team’s competition calendar as well as delivering on and offering facility usage to the School Games and ESFA.