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26 Jun

Education Day 2018

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation annual Education Day once again saw 500 children from 16 primary schools across Yorkshire flood through the gates at Emerald Headingley Stadium.

Education Day is held every year by the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and aims to get children taking part in non-traditional ways of learning.

The day started with our twist on a school assembly, which involved a relay race and a guest appearance from Yorkshire mascot, Vinny the Viking!

Each child took part in a range of classroom-based sessions, from budgeting to negotiating and then got the chance to play kwik cricket on the outfield. What’s more, throughout the day, schools learned a sequence to a Bollywood dance, which was then performed as a grand finale on the pitch.

All children then got to take home their own bat to keep as a reminder of the day, courtesy of Charitable Youth Trust!

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our workshop providers, who gave insight through exciting activities on what they do on a day to day basis.

Here’s what they got up to…

ProCoach – hosted the kwik cricket on the outfield and cricket skills session.

Emerald – got children engaged by taking about frogs and how they survive and life in space!

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund – allowed children to bring out their creative side by designing a flyer to their own Yorkshire Day fundraiser.

Pinsent Masons – brought out the children’s argumentative side and got them debating, negotiating terms and (once they were happy) signing off on their deals.

Clarion – Clarion law firm gave the children insight into what they do on a daily basis and how they help individuals and business, through negotiating, advising and the law!

Yorkshire Building Society – got children thinking innovatively by going head to head with their peers on which group could come up with the best event, one group was lucky enough to be judged by some of Yorkshire CCC’s players.

Skipton Building Society – children had to think practically on life and its luxuries- and how much they cost. Children had a set budget and were tasked with sticking to it.

Wicketz – Wicketz is one of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s participation projects. This Zombie-filled workshop got children thinking about how they would fight off the un-dead and get food from the ‘dead cheap shop’. The session was also acompanised by a real-life zombie!

Chiragi solankii- took the Bollywood dance, teaching 500 children some exciting new moves, performed on the outfield as a grand finale. Head over to YCF Twitter to see the full dance @YCCC_YCF

What’s more, the schools were joined by Yorkshire CCC players Josh Shaw, Matthew Waite and Jarrod Warner, who got involved with their activities, shared their school experiences and showed then how it’s done on the cricket pitch.

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation would also like to say a massive thank you to the Yorkshire Cricket College students and YCF placement students who gave u their time to volunteer on the day and to all the schools who took part in this year’s Education Day.

If you would like to find out more about our Education work, please contact


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