In January, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust joined charities and schools across the country for the launch of Super Movers – a partnership between the Premier League and the BBC
The initiative, which includes Gabby Logan, Alex Scott MBE and Radzi Chinyanganya as its ambassadors, encourages primary school children to get active throughout the school day.
For the launch on Thursday 15 January, Brentford FC CST hosted an interactive maths and P.E lesson at Chase Bridge Primary School in Twickenham. More than 90 pupils from year three took part in the lesson (coined BBC Live Lessons), and combined numeracy skills with physical activity.
Craig Brown, who works as a coach at Brentford FC CST and runs the P.E provision at the school, said:
“It was a fun, engaging and challenging format. It was fantastic to see so many smiling faces during a maths lesson. I wish this was around when I was at school’.
The Super Movers campaign complements the Premier League’s Primary Stars programme, placing an emphasis on the importance of physical activity for primary school children. Over the past year, Brentford FC CST has engaged with 5,000 school children every week through the Premier League’s Primary Stars initiative.
Luke Brook-Smith, who manages the Premier League Primary stars initiative at Brentford FC CST, said:
“With one in five children (aged 4-5) identified as obese, Super Movers is a fantastic way to tackle physical inactivity amongst school children in West London.
“Through the power of football, we can really change how children perceive physical activity and exercise.”
For more information about the Premier League’s Primary Stars initiative please contact Luke Brooks-Smith on 020 8326 7030 or at firstname.lastname@example.org