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1 Jul

Over 240 children attend the YCF's annual Education Day

Over 240 primary school children attended the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s Annual Education Day last week.

The event, which was first held in 2014, saw the year five and six students undertake several different workshops as well as engaging in physical activity.

The day was put together as part of the Chance to Shine National Cricket Week, which is sponsored Yorkshire Tea, and was held at the Karmand Community Centre.

The workshops covered both educational and lifestyle-based topics, giving the youngsters the chance to learn vital skills and information in a different environment to their usual classroom set-up.

They were delivered by Pinset Masons and Skipton Building Society (insert any other partners involved).

In addition, the children got the opportunity to quiz ex-Yorkshire and England cricketer Michael Vaughan and new Yorkshire Diamonds coach Dani Hazell in a Q&A session, with the pair also taking part in some of the activities.

The physical aspect of the day saw them play a game of Kwik Cricket, which was umpired and scored by our fantastic team of Matchday Yorkie Volunteers.

They also enjoyed a visually impaired cricket taster session and learned a World Cup-themed performance.

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation offers a number of different projects under the Education theme, including the Yorkshire Cricket College, which offers 16-18-year olds the chance to study for a BTEC level 3 extended diploma in sport whilst training and playing cricket at Emerald Headingley Stadium.

For more information on any of the YCF’S education work and how you or your school can get involved, contact our Education Manager Nick Robinson via email: Nick.robinson@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com.

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