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Disney inspired Shooting Stars

Disney inspired Shooting Stars by England Football is made up of two initiatives; Active Play Through Story Telling and Girls’ Football Clubs, both have been developed to support the engagement of girls aged 5-11 years old in sport at school and in the home.


Active Play Through Storytelling - KS1

In a nutshell:
• Supports the development of fundamental movement skills and physical literacy
• Delivered through creative play and storytelling
• Specifically targets girls who are inactive/ have low levels of physical literacy
• Opportunity for girls to reflect on behaviours and understand their impact on self and others
• Provides opportunities to practice at home

Active Play Through Storytelling inspired by Disney has been developed to support girls aged 5-8 to develop their fundamental movement skills, subsequently supporting the development of; physical literacy, speaking and listening, confidence and competence.

Using the inspiration of Disney stories, sessions are facilitated via a storybook where girls get ‘lost in play’. As they engage with the storyline, children become physically active through thoughtfully designed activities which support the development of their social skills, creativity, teamwork, communication and confidence as well as increasing their emotional awareness.

Girls’ Football Club - KS1 + 2

In a nutshell:
• Builds on their sporting confidence and competence of fundamental movement skills developed in Active Play Through Storytelling
• Using Marvel storytelling, girls are Introduced to basic football movements
• Girls develop basic understanding and competence in invasion game principles
• Opportunity for girls to reflect on behaviours and understand their impact on self and others
• Provides opportunities to practice at home

Girls’ Football Club inspired by Disney and Marvel uses superhuman powers, high-tech gadgets and superheroes to truly capture the imagination of Primary age girls. Whether rescuing Groot the Root or flying across New York as Captain Marvel, girls will be inspired to get active and engage with their friends whilst learning how to play football.

Through the activities girls will develop their problem solving, decision making, leadership and confidence all of which are transferable to other settings. There are six weeks of activities for every Girls Football Club resource produced, and this is tailored for either a KS1 or KS2 cohort.

SEND Disney inspired Shooting Stars

New for 22/23, Disney inspired Shooting Stars SEND resources have been developed specifically to engage young people wit SEND in physical activity and football through the magic of Disney stories. The SEND resources will be available from January 2023 and will include useful resources and top tips for delivery to bring the programme to life.

Training is provided to introduce the new SEND resources, which have been designed in consultation with a number of YST Lead Inclusion Schools to ensure the Shooting Stars programme is more accessible for young people with SEND.

For more information about the programme and to view the digital resources, visit www.girlsfootballinschools.org.