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17 Apr

2014/2015 Cricket in the Classroom bookings filling up fast!

As the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation continues to excel in engaging young people into cricket, the foundation’s Cricket in the Classroom sponsored by KCOM is a scheme that has remarkable popularity. In the 2013/2014 academic year the sessions were fully booked well in advanced and over 6000 children have been introduced to the scheme has a result. The sessions for 2014/2015 are filling up fast, with September, October and June already fully booked.

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 to the entire 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 is offered to schools in Yorkshire at no cost and is a fantastic opportunity for children to take part in a fun day out, learning the basics of playing cricket whilst learning about Yorkshire’s proud history.

If 2013/14 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 .


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