Megan Haynes, one of our Premier League Primary Stars head coaches, who delivers our programme at Bramcote Church of England Primary School. Megan has highlighted the amazing progress pupil Luke Wotton has made with the help of herself and the school. This has been helped through the attendance of the lunchtime club we deliver twice a week.
Premier League Primary Stars is our flagship programme which 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.
Megan said “Since the beginning of the year Luke has been attending our lunchtime club, looking at how we can focus on our mental health and the impact of making the right choice in physical activities. The lunchtime club is split over Wednesday and Thursdays every week.”
“Wednesday is our physical session where we look at the Premier League Values and encourage the children to be more positive.”
“Thursday is our theory session, being able to identify the strengths and weaknesses in ourselves and recognise how situations make us feel” which is great for building the pupils mental wellbeing from a young age. These sessions also encourage and teach children how to be more sensitive to other peoples feelings.
“Luke has made major steps in controlling his behaviour and making the right choices. He has become more positive when things may not go his way and he is always looking to help others.” – Megan Haynes, Head Coach
We spoke to Luke about his experience with our lunchtime club, “I enjoy lunchtime because it’s so fun and I really look forward to it. On Wednesday’s I love to play the games and I really like to do colouring on Thursday’s because it calms me down.”
We spoke to some of the teachers at Luke’s school to see how they feel he is getting on, Miss Batchford (Teaching Assistant) said “On Wednesday and Thursday afternoons his behaviour is calmer and his emotions are more controlled. In general, Luke’s whole attitude to being in school and doing well has completely changed since he started lunchtime club. He seems happier and doesn’t get as angry. He also communicates more.”
When speaking about Luke’s academic progression, Mrs Shaw his class teacher added “He is more academically productive after the club. I can see that he is clearly making the right choices.”
To find out more about our Premier League Primary Stars programme click here.