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7 Jul

2015/16 Cricket in the Classroom bookings filling up fast!

As the 2014/2015 academic year draws to a close, The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation looks back at another excellent year with regards to its work engaging with schools and young people. One of the most popular of its schemes, Cricket in the Classroom has shown remarkable popularity since its inception, resulting in the scheme being fully booked for the 2013/14 and 2014/2015 academic years. With 2015/16 bookings now taking place, spaces are filling up fast.

The scheme offers primary school children in years 5 & 6 the opportunity to visit Yorkshire Cricket Club’s world class Headingley Stadium and gain exclusive access into the county champions ground. The day starts by a classroom session, learning the history of the club and teaching the children about different forms of the game and the equipment used by professional cricketers. This is followed by a 90 minute taster session, learning the fundamental techniques of cricket. For many of our students, this is the first time they have been introduced to cricket and the session has proven to be a real hit with the kids. After the children have lunch, the day is wrapped up by a tour of the clubs’ museum and stadium, including access to the players’ changing rooms and the chairman’s suite.

The scheme, which has introduced over 10,000 children over the past three years, is offered to schools in Yorkshire at the reduced price of £100 per 30 children. Sessions can consist of either 1 or 2 groups of 30 children.

If 2014/15 is anything to go by, it’s going to be a fantastic year for the Foundation and everyone involved. Do not miss out on the opportunity to get your school involved!

If you would be interested in booking a Cricket in the Classroom day, please email sam.gascoyne@yorkshireccc.com.

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