We have been really lucky this term to be involved with the Premier League Primary Stars Programme .
Premier League Primary Stars 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.
For Castle Carrock, this has involved Carlisle United Community Sports Trust coming in to work with Class 4 here at school, and running a lunchtime Girls’ football club for all of Key Stage 2. Carl and his team have worked with Class 4 in maths and PSHE (personal, social, health education) where we have explored what it takes to be a good team, and the values of resilience.
We have also had the chance to take part in the poetry competition, which was centred around the theme of ‘diversity’ and to read poetry written by previous Premier Leage Star groups.
The whole school has really benefited from this partnership and it has been fantastic for the older children to explore our own school values of respect, kindness and perseverance in the real world!