School's Out for Summer!
The 2016/17 Academic year has been another popular year for the Foundation’s flagship educational project, Cricket in the Classroom, which has seen over 2,000 children visit Headingley Stadium in just ten months. Cricket in the Classroom combines practical cricket delivery, curriculum based cricket classroom sessions and an insight into the rich history and heritage of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, all in one day.
Cricket in the Classroom has engaged with 47 schools this academic year from across the county who all travelled to take part in the programme. 33 schools from West Yorkshire, 4 from North Yorkshire, 8 from South Yorkshire and 2 from East Yorkshire all signed up to the project, totalling a staggering 2,240 key stage 2 children who accessed cricket at world class facilities used by professional cricketers. As sessions take place in facilities used by professional cricketers, it is normal to see the Yorkshire CCC players, who will get involved with sessions where possible.
“It’s great to see so many children from across Yorkshire engaging with our educational offers. The project is one that is popular with both students and staff, who can see just how beneficial Cricket in the Classroom is to those attending.”
Beth Cook, Foundation Project Officer
The project itself has been in operation for eight years, in which time around 30,000 children have taken advantage of everything Headingley Stadium and Yorkshire County Cricket Club has to offer. The classrooms used, which are situated in the East Stand netting area, will be undergoing renovation before the start of term to be more interactive and attractive to those looking to book on to Cricket in the Classroom.
“Just wanted to say thank you for today. Our kids really enjoyed all the sessions and the staff involved were great! Thanks, once again. I hope you’ll still be running this day next year as we’d love to visit again!”
Class Teacher, Wigton Moor Primary School
Cricket in the Classroom will continue to run over the 2017/18 academic year, each Wednesday and Thursday during term time and can accommodate up to 60 children per day.
Bookings are now being taken for the 2017/18 academic year.
For more information on the format of the day or how you can book your school on, please contact Beth on:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 2033662