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Walcott pledges support for PL Primary Stars

31 Mar 2017
Theo Walcott, Premier League Primary Stars

Arsenal forward one of the stars in campaign promoting ambitious Premier League schools initiative

Primary school teachers can register for free resources and parents can nominate schools by visiting Premier League Primary Stars 

Theo Walcott has given his backing to the new Premier League Primary Stars project, which was launched this week.

PL Primary Stars is the Premier League’s most ambitious community programme to date, looking to provide free curriculum-linked teaching resources for girls and boys aged 5-11 in 10,000 primary schools in England and Wales by 2019.

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See: Premier League launches PL Primary Stars

The launch features a national TV ad campaign, in which Walcott is one of many Premier League stars to appear.

The Arsenal forward was happy to help promote the programme, which will expand support for teachers provided by 88 Premier League and English Football League clubs. 

Theo Walcott, Premier League Primary Stars
Walcott recently took part in a PE lesson and read books with pupils at the Brecknock School in Camden

"As a dad of two boys, I was very keen to support the Premier League's Primary Stars community programme," Walcott said.

See: What is Premier League Primary Stars?

"I hope this programme can have a very positive influence on the education of young children across the country."

 The advertising campaign can be seen across television, cinema, and social media channels from 2 April and will also feature Kevin De Bruyne, Gary Cahill, Eric Dier, Sadio Mane, Juan Mata and Jose Mourinho.

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