Premier League Inspires is an education programme, newly introduced in 2019, developed by the Premier League and professional football clubs. The programme brings together learnings from previous PL programmes such as PL Enterprise, PL Works and the Prince’s Trust Achieve course.
Young people today face a variety of ever-evolving challenges, with more than ever experiencing mental health issues. Teachers and practitioners in secondary schools and the education sector face multiple pressures and each school has differing priorities, including approaches to pastoral care, behaviour management and emotional support.
To use the appeal of the Premier League and Burnley FC to support 11-25-year olds who are marginalised or at risk of not reaching their potential; supporting them as they move through the education system and early adulthood.
To inspire children and young people to develop the personal skills and positive attitudes to succeed in life.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
ENHANCE the wellbeing of children and young people.
IMPROVE children and young peoples’ personal and practical skills, and awareness of business / careers.
INSPIRE participants engagement using the theme of football and sport to improve their attitude, relationships and behaviour.
INCREASE participants confidence, self-esteem, teamwork and communication skills.
SUPPORT schools and alternative education to keep pupils present and committed, whilst encouraging others to re-engage with school life.
GUIDE participants in/into training, education and employment opportunities.
CREATE opportunities for students to give back to their school and/or local community.