Brighstone pupils’ efforts bring their just rewards

Brighstone Primary School were celebrating this half term with the arrival of their free Premier League kit bag. As part of the Primary Stars scheme, Brighstone were awarded new equipment, including Premier League footballs, hoops, beanbags, bibs, and much more from the Football Foundation.

The scheme is part of the Premier League Primary Stars education programme which uses the appeal of Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children at primary schools across England and Wales to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
Sports coach Ash Goldsmith said “The scheme is going to have a massive impact on the school, the children have been really excited about getting the new kit and can’t wait to start using it in lessons, clubs and matches.”

The kit scheme is the icing on the cake for the school after an unprecedented year of sport at Brighstone. With just ten children in the whole of Year 6, the school have achieved remarkable results this year in a number of sports.

The school finished sixth in the Island Netball finals, fourth in handball, third in hockey, reached two football finals and won medals in four events at the inaugural PEACH Games.
However, the most impressive achievement came from the basketball team. After winning the West Wight cluster tournament by an aggregate score of 98-8, they finished runners-up at the Isle of Wight finals, meaning they were able to represent the Isle of Wight at the Hampshire Games in Aldershot.