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Riley: This will get children excited and engaged

31 Mar 2017
Rachel Riley, Premier League Primary Stars

Mathematician and TV presenter on how Premier League Primary Stars will make an impact in the classroom

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

For many primary school children, maths can be a daunting part of the school day.

But the new Premier League Primary Stars programme will help and inspire young people studying the subject, according someone who helped develop the initiative.

Rachel Riley, from Channel 4's Countdown television show, has been working to develop free maths teaching resources that can be used by primary schools across the country.


See: Premier League launches PL Primary Stars

"Maths is a subject that a lot of young people find challenging and is often dismissed as boring," Rachel, a mathematician and Sky Sports presenter, says.

"What I love about the resources we’ve developed for the Premier League Primary Stars programme is that it makes maths relevant to children's everyday lives.

"I’ve seen the reaction from children using the lesson plans - they are excited, interested and engaged.

"This is a fantastic programme that will undoubtedly inspire children to learn but also give teachers the tools to be creative with their lessons.

See: What is Premier League Primary Stars?

Rachel Riley, Premier League Primary Stars
"Anything that excites primary school children about maths gets a gold star from me," says Rachel Riley

"Anything that excites primary school children about maths gets a gold star from me."

Premier League Primary Stars, launched this week, uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

It provides free curriculum-linked teaching resources for girls and boys aged 5-11 and Rachel is one of many experts who have helped create the lesson plans and activities.

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