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Premier League trophy visits local school

Henwick Primary School pupils thought they were going into a normal all-school assembly, but were instead welcomed by some special guests from Palace for Life and the Premier League, including the Premier League Trophy!

Led by some Premier League representatives and with help from Palace mascot, Pete the Eagle, the PL Primary Stars themed assembly was centred around the core Primary Stars values of be ambitious, be inspiring, be connected and be fair.

Palace for Life Foundation coaches then led classes from the school in several different activities throughout the day. Including confidence-building tasks, Healthy Eagles sessions towards living a healthy lifestyle, Team Mates sessions which develop key life skills such as communication, and fun-filled football sessions outdoors. The day finished with a Q&A about the Premier League Trophy and the chance for photos.

Assistant Headteacher Claire Lotriet said: “The Premier League is something they are very familiar with and the idea that the trophy would be coming to their school was very exciting for them.

“Having the Premier League Trophy come into their school decreases the distance from their dreams”.

Jane Bevington, an Assistant Teacher, said it was a “very, very special memory that they’ll have for the rest of their life… [and] me too.”

Palace for Life Primary Schools Programme Manager, Sam Bacon said: “The Premier league trophy day was a fantastic opportunity for our coaches to showcase the programmes we are running in multiple schools across South London, engaging all children in year’s 1-6 at Henwick Primary in activities ranging from key life skill development to fun football activities”.

Watch the video from the day below.

To find out more about the Palace for Life PL Primary Stars programme, or to get your school involved and get the chance to win a visit from the Premier League Trophy, click here.

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