1000s of Leeds Primary schools enjoy Primary Stars programme..

More than 1000 primary school pupils from across the city are enjoying a national Premier League project – ‘Primary Stars’ thanks to the hard work of the Leeds United Foundation.

Ran by the club’s Foundation and in conjunction with the Premier League Primary Stars initiative, around 1000 pupils from the Leeds area have benefitted from top education sessions led by Leeds United Education programme.

Sessions delivered by fully qualified coaches and tutors include lessons in English, maths, PSHE and physical education and operate across Primary schools in the city.

The programme operates to provide fun and engaging education sessions by utilising the power of sport and football. The Foundation also work closely with school teachers and the curriculum to complement and support their teaching plans for the year.

Throughout 2017 and 2018, the Foundation have also worked with the club to arrange visits from Leeds United players to further encourage engagement. Players including Whites captain Liam Cooper, Kalvin Phillips and Samu Saiz have taken time to visit partner schools to talk to pupils about their recent writing projects and also talked about Leeds United’s club values.

Pupils from schools including Whitkirk Primary School, Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, St Mary’s CE Primary School, Seven Hills Primary School, Thorner Primary School, Lady Elizabeth Hastings and Park Spring Primary School have benefitted from the programme.

Mat Everett, Education Foundation coach at Leeds United, said: “The Primary Stars Programme is going from strength to strength and we are working with more schools than ever to deliver the project. 

“The Education team at the Foundation have worked hard to engage with as many pupils and schools over the past year and we look forward to working with even more throughout the year.

For more information on the Education Programme’s Primary Stars programme e-mail Mat on mat.everett@leedsunited.com