Panini share resources for children in school during Lockdown 3

The Classroom Challenge took a backseat this January, but pupils in over 450 schools across England have benefitted from Panini packs while they’re in school during Lockdown 3

Panini and the ESFA were set to kick of 2021 with a brand new Classroom Challenge in schools, based around the Panini Premier League 2021 official sticker collection, but with lockdown 3 restrictions announced in early January, the plan was put on hold.

With the understanding that there was still a large number of key worker and vulnerable children within school during this time, the team behind the ‘Classroom Challenge’ put the competition to one side, but offered some ‘just for fun’ packs out to schools to use with the children who remained within the classroom setting.

Within 48 hours, over 450 schools signed up to receive the items, most of which have now been distributed to participating schools. The ESFA and Panini have received some wonderful feedback from the giveaway, which has been very well received across the country.

Thank you for keeping this going through these difficult times, it will make a big difference to the footy mad kids”

The pack has arrived and the children are extremely excited!! We are going to run a physical challenge for children to win one of the albums and/or sticker packs

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the pack sent through it’s superb! The children love it and the books are all at home with the key worker children. We are keeping a few spare books for those children who are not in school. Some very excited children today

Thanks so much for the packs/binders etc. The children still attending school were delighted with them. Brought some much needed smiles to their faces

The competition returns for April 2021

The good news is, that the Classroom Challenge will be returning in April, this time celebrating Panini’s UEFA EURO 2020Tournament Edition sticker albums. The competition also boasts the biggest ever cash prize of £3,000 for the school that submits the winning ‘design a football’ entry!

Taking part is really simple, just follow the link below to register your school! Hurry – there are only 2,000 packs to give away!


To find out more about the competition click here.


Premier League Primary Stars – resources for schools

Primary Stars weekly challenges are back!

Whilst we eagerly await the safe return of children to schools and look forward to the new 2021/22 schools’ football season in September, there are excellent opportunities being provided for teachers, parents and pupils to help not only home school but that also include some thought into the challenges that children may be facing through these unprecedented times.

Premier League Primary Stars

Premier League Primary Stars have a great selection of online resources and home learning materials for primary aged children in England. They have also launched their Weekly Challenges, which, this week sees them team up with the National Literacy Trust and provide guidance for pupils on how to build a character who would take a starring role in a football story.

For this week’s Premier League Primary Stars challenge, author Helena Pielichaty is asking pupils to create a character for a story, thinking about their character’s thoughts and feelings as well as what they look like on the outside.

Download our free challenge resource pack to go alongside the Facebook Live event, containing the challenge template worksheet and resources to help your pupils think about different emotions. Don’t forget to share pupils’ work with us on Twitter @PLCommunities using #PLPrimaryStars #WeAreOneTeam or by email to [PLPrimaryStars@premierleague.com]PLPrimaryStars@premierleague.com for a chance to win a box of books for their class or to be our Star of the Week!

The Facebook live event can be watched back anytime, if you missed the original broadcast earlier this week!

Last week’s challenge saw TV & radio host Roman Kemp encouraging children to create a weekly routine to help them stay on track during lockdown, Dr Alex set a weekly challenge to spread kindness and TV’s Dan Walker encouraged children to write a ‘stay connected’ poem back in early January.

To stay up to date with the PL Primary Stars campaigns, head over to their website or follow them on their social channels.