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22 Jun

Education Day 2016

Education Day, supported by Andrew Gales Benefit Year, took place on 22nd June and what a day it was!

Over 500 children from 20 schools all over Yorkshire descended through the gates of Headingley Stadium for a fun filled, action packed day of educational activities on and off the pitch!

The day started with the children each being given their very own Kiwk cricket T-shirt, then heading over to the stands for a welcome assembly. They then embarked on their adventures, attending different workshops all across Headingley stadium.

The children were given the opportunity to go onto the outfield to play a little cricket, they were even joined by Yorkshire player, Jack Brooks!

With activities from and a big thanks to Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Sporting Influence, Pobble, Pinsent Masons, Cricket in the Classroom, Pro Coach, Yorkshire Cancer Research, Clarian, The YCF Tour and Direct Action Training. The workshops had a variety of topics including negotiation, improving cricket skills, literacy, safety in the sun, first aid training and more!

Thanks also to Harrogate Spring Water who supplied a bottle of water to every child during their kwik cricket match which enabled the coaches to explain the importance of staying hydrated when exercising.

The day was enjoyed by all who attended, including teachers, students and staff alike.

A huge thanks to all the schools who participated in the day and we hope to see you again next year!

We had a fantastic day and thought it was one of the best trips we’ve ever been on!

-Kirk Smeaton Primary School, West Yorkshire.

We had a fantastic day! The kids loved the t-shirts. We will definitely look to take part in this next year.
-Hallam Primary School, Sheffield.

I thought the day was very well organised. Your team did a marvellous job making everyone feel welcome. The children enjoyed it immensely. They are still talking about it in school.
I thought the carousel of activities worked well. Everyone kept busy. The cricket on the pitch was excellent.

-Collingwood Primary School, Hull, East Yorkshire

Fantastic day, superbly organised! We all had a wonderful time and can’t thank you enough for a fantastic experience that our children will never forget.

-Birkwood Primary School, South Yorkshire.

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