Chance To Shine
Last week the school had a visit from Dan who is a coach for Chance To Shine, a national charity that aims to give all children the opportunity to play and learn through cricket.
Dan came into visit teachers on Monday and offer some training on how to effectively design and implement a cricket lesson. On Thursday, Dan returned to talk to the pupils in an assembly explaining what Chance To Shine will be doing in school over the following months. He also assisted teachers with a classroom based lesson using cricket resources to help teach Maths and English.
Chance To Shine works in schools to provide children with a brilliant first experience of cricket. They work with the 39 County Cricket Boards across England and Wales to send specialist coaches into schools, once a week for six weeks, to support cricket coaching.
As well as the physical benefits of regular activity, they use cricket to teach children important key life skills that will help them beyond the playground. Through the values of cricket, they teach children about respect and fair play.
Cricket is also an effective way to develop skills like communication, leadership and perseverance that will benefit them throughout their life.
Chance To Shine believe that cricket is an inclusive sport, where girls and boys can play and learn together.
They think that normalising female participation in cricket is a hugely important and valuable part of the work that they do. Of the four million children that Chance To Shine has reached since its foundation in 2005, 46% are girls and this figure is rising. They think it is important for girls and boys to learn to work and play together from an early age.