Primary schoolchildren from Liverpool recently had the best maths lesson ever.
Not only was their classroom a changing room at the Everton FC training ground, but much to their shock, they had some first-team stars help them with their sums.
The class was filmed as part of the Premier League’s latest marketing campaign to promote its primary school education programme, Premier League Primary Stars.
The programme has engaged 15,000 schools in its first year, exceeding the original target of reaching 10,000 schools within three years.
The programme is linked to the curriculum and uses the appeal of football to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills through free teaching resources and support from 101 Premier League and professional football clubs.
After the success of the first year, the Premier League is now extending its Primary Stars programme to include football-themed educational activities for kids and their families to use at home, as well as an interactive online game featuring players from every Premier League club.
This will complement the existing teaching resources, which use football to inspire primary school children in maths, English, PSHE and PE.