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7/12/2022

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Kamen works closely with Harry ahead of Year 7 transition

Nottingham Forest Community Trust’s Premier League Primary Stars coach, Kamen, has been working hard with Harry, a year 6 pupil at Sherwood Junior School, in his last year of Primary School as he prepares for his transition into Year 7.

PL Primary Stars

Now in its fifth year, Premier League Primary Stars (PLPS), a Premier League-funded programme, is designed to use the power of football to engage pupils in primary schools across the country.

Nottingham Forest Community Trust coaches have been delivering the programme since its launch and provide classroom support in key subjects such as English and Maths, and PE delivery, with sports ranging from football and cricket to athletics and dance to eighteen schools across the city and county.

Harry has shown a massive improvement in his behaviour and sports leadership skills since working with Kamen and engaging with the PLPS curriculum.

We caught up with Harry to talk about how the PLPS programme and Kamen has helped him to prepare for Year 7 and further development.

Harry said, “Kamen has been helping me with my development and teaching me better ways to behave, away from my old ways which were being naughty and disrespectful. He has taught me how I can be more respectful and remove myself from situations and taught me to apologise.”

“I’m a lot better since working with Kamen because it used to be that every time the teacher would say something I would try make a joke out of it but now I’m calmer and I listen. Kamen teaches me through fun; rather than being like my normal teachers who just tell me what to do and Kamen suggests ways in which I can do things differently.”

Kamen added, “When I started working with Harry in Year 5, he was very disruptive in class. We’ve worked on things like, distracting himself, removing himself, go to the reset room, or encouraging him to talk to the teacher. He used to react a lot of the time so I tried to encourage him to tell the teacher before he does something so that he doesn’t get told off.”

Harry continued by explaining what he does with Kamen on a weekly basis, “We normally have a talk about what’s been going on in the week, either I tell him what’s gone on or he talks to me about a certain incident and then, if I’ve been good or sorted it out or, apologised, then we go do something fun like play Lego or play basketball.”

Since Harry’s behaviour has improved, he has been given the opportunity to become part of the Sports Leadership programme.

Kamen says, “As part of Harry’s role on the Sports Leadership programme, when he’s running sessions at lunch, he gets everyone engaged and he gets everyone wanting to join in the games and have fun in the games. He’s got such good leadership skills at such a young age. It’s clear that we’ve got an aspiring coach on our hands which is something we’ve spoken about and something he might want to get into in the future.”

 “We’ve spoken massively about going into Secondary school, first off, making a good impression by being respectful and being the ‘best you’. I asked him what goal he wants to set himself before he goes into secondary school which he replied, being respectful and being a good person in general.”

“The main thing for him to take away is that it’s ok to make mistakes as long as you learn from them and do better, I hope he takes this not only into Year 7 but beyond.”

We hope that The Premier League Primary Stars programme and the one-to-ones Harry has been having with Kamen, have a positive influence on Harry through his transition into Year 7.

him to take away is that it’s ok to make mistakes as long as you learn from them and do better, I hope he takes this not only into Year 7 but beyond.”

We hope that The Premier League Primary Stars programme and the one-to-ones Harry has been having with Kamen, have a positive influence on Harry through his transition into Year 7.

For more information on our Premier League Primary Stars delivery, or to get involved with your School, email jordan.ferrer@nottinghamforest.co.uk

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