THROUGHOUT West London, QPR in the Community Trust continues to work with the local community, with our Premier League Primary Stars department at the forefront of some of the amazing work we do in local schools.
As part of the program, which is delivered in a multitude of schools, our own Primary Stars Officer Joshua Walker worked closely at Ark Priory Elementary School as he provides vital physical education to students across the school. .
Working with different age groups, Josh teaches weekly physical education classes and has seen first-hand the benefits these types of sessions can have for students.
Speaking about the program, he told www.qpr.co.uk: “The program creates such a rewarding and enjoyable role that I love working with children.
“It provides me with all the equipment and resources to teach vital PE, which allows me to create wonderful sessions.
“I love to see students progress and improve, that feeling of seeing them succeed lets me know that I must have done something right and that it is worth it.”
Additionally, we also spoke to Miss Chisnall, who is a teacher at the school, and she was quick to praise the program.
“It has been really beneficial in building the confidence of our children. The sessions were really encouraging, especially for our daughters who were a little more reluctant to learn new football skills.
“However, the weekly sessions have been really great and are definitely the kids’ favorite part of the week.
“Josh has built a great relationship with the kids, and they love hanging out with the QPR coaches.
“The sessions have also been very helpful in giving us new ideas for our own physical education classes as the kids find them really enjoyable, so a big thank you to QPR.”
I like to see the progression and improvement of the students.
Funded by the stars of the Premier League Primary
QPR Trust coach Joshua Walker works closely at Ark Priory Primary School
Working closely with students allows him to see their improvement
Ark Priory Primary School is one of the many schools we deliver to
Josh works with a wide range of ages and abilities
Which ultimately allows for much more engaging physical education classes
Star students receive all certificates, stickers and badges
As a reward for good behavior
Josh also works in class
Help students improve their literacy skills