On December 7th the children of Westglade Primary School in Nottingham received an early Christmas present courtesy of Notts County Football in the Community and Notts County Football Club. Defensive duo Shaun Brisley and Nicky Hunt joined the FITC delivered Premier League Primary Stars project that uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
Girls and boys aged between 5 and 11 can enjoy free classroom and playground activities to enrich the learning of children in a fun, exciting atmosphere. As well as engaging children in physical activity and healthy living, PLPS uses the power of the beautiful game to teach core subjects such as Maths, English, PE and PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education). Nicky Hunt and Shaun Brisley endured vigorous quizzing from the excited Westglade Primary pupils as well as joining in a game of handball.
Former Premier League defender with Bolton Wanderers Nicky Hunt spoke to the pupils on how the power of the Premier League has helped him in his career; “The power of football is incomprehensible to young boys and girls at their age. Myself, Shaun and the boys are happy to put our names to such a great activities that are proving to be really positive. To see the work FITC are doing with primary school aged children has been brilliant and a real credit to the club and the charity.”
Tom Curson, Education Officer and Premier League Primary Stars delivery team member spoke with pride at how Westglade Primary have benefited from the scheme; “The children I see every week have been a joy to teach. The feedback myself and FITC have received from both the children and the staff has been phenomenal and even if we play a small part in the development of these children it would all be worth it. Their numeracy and English have seen huge improvements and we look forward to seeing them again in the New Year.”