Pupils at Mepal and Witcham CofE Primary School have been inspired to keep fit at the start of the new school year – thanks to the delivery of a free Premier League Primary Stars equipment pack.

Stocked full of items including Nike match footballs, training bibs and numbered and lettered floor markers, the Premier League equipment pack will help teachers deliver active lessons across the curriculum.

The pack was awarded to pupils at Mepal and Witcham CofE Primary School – part of the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust – following a successful application by teacher Emma Young.

The scheme is part of the Premier League Primary Stars education programme, which uses the appeal of Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children at primary schools across England and Wales to learn, be active and develop important life skills. 

The website offers primary schools free curriculum-linked resources in English, Maths, PE and PSHE, and opportunities for schools to enter competitions and access other free offers similar to the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment scheme.

Richard Scudamore, Executive Chairman of the Premier League said: “The Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment packs provide a fantastic boost to schools at the start of the new school year. We hope that coupled with the free downloadable online resources, we can inspire children to do their best in the classroom and on the sports field.”

Mrs Emma Young, the year 3/4 Teacher at Mepal and Witcham, added: “We are extremely grateful to the Premier League for this donation. As a small school, with a limited budget, this will enable us to keep offering the children sporting and learning opportunities with good quality equipment.”