23 November 2018
Youngsters from across Sunderland celebrated National Nursery Rhyme Week at an event held at the Beacon of Light.
Pupils from St.James RC Primary, St.Bede’s RC Primary School, Plains Farm Academy, Rosemary Lane Nursery School and Siblings Nursery, who work with Foundation of Light through the Premier League Primary Stars programme, took part in the event which featured various activities linking literacy and nursery rhymes.
The pupils also got a special treat when they got to meet Sunderland AFC mascot, Samson who helped the youngsters with some of their tasks.
Nursery rhymes play an important role in childhood development as well as being fun and assist with key skills such as language, communication, physical, social and emotional skills.
“We had a fantastic time with the youngsters today at the Beacon. There was a variety of activities taking place which all stretch and broaden the mind of the children through literacy. Special days like these are important for children as they have fun whilst learning.”
The event was free to attend for schools who work with Foundation of Light through the Premier League supported ‘Primary Stars’ programme.
Foundation of Light delivers award-winning sports and education programmes for schools and academies across the North East, bringing subjects to life for pupils helping improve attitudes and skills while also increasing enthusiasm and motivation within the classroom.
All sessions are mapped to the National Curriculum in areas including literacy, numeracy, ICT, physical education, Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) and more. All in-school delivery is suitable for Ofsted inspections
As well as Foundation of Light organised events, special curriculum days are available at the inspirational Beacon of Light for schools throughout the area.
For further information regarding Premier League Primary Stars programme contact email@example.com or call 563 4744.