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9 Jun

Education Day 2017

An annual event with over 600 children attending from a variety of primary schools across Yorkshire taking part in a fun filled day of educational workshops and cricket held at Headingley Cricket Ground.

Education Day is an annual event which was established in 2014 which welcomes over 600 children to Headingley Cricket Ground for the day.

The event aims to engage a variety of schools from all across Yorkshire to an International Sporting Venue, encouraging the children to participate within sport and educational activities through a diverse range of activities. As well as giving the children more knowledge and understanding about Yorkshire’s rich cricketing history and heritage.

After registration the day begins when the 600 children and their teachers enjoy an assembly sat in the Community Stand.

Each school then departs the stand to attend the first of four workshops across the day. These workshops are located in the Carnegie Pavilion classrooms overlooking the ground as well as on the ground itself.

Of the four workshops, every school plays a game of Kwik Cricket on the hallowed Headingley turf. The educational workshops with a twist; broaching subjects that aren’t traditionally on the National Curriculum such as law, first aid and cancer awareness.

Education Day has the ability to provide alternative, thought provoking workshops alongside the once in a lifetime opportunity to play cricket on the Headingley outfield. The project has become an integral part of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s educational offer.


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