As a part of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) campaign to inspire young girls and boys to take up the game, England Women's team captain Heather Knight launched Cricket for Good banner during her visit to Hague Primary School in East London.
The programme has been launched by the combined efforts of UNICEF UK, Chance to Shine, and the Youth Sport Trust with support from ICC as it uses cricket to support learning and promote awareness of the rights of children around the world.
The new education resource is available for any school around the world to download from the ICC website, and contains a six-week, cricket-based curriculum, which combines opportunities for pupils to get active, develop cricket skills, undertake exciting projects and learn about the rights of children everywhere.
Knight urged every primary school around to capitalise on the resource and educate the children.
“We have a massive opportunity to inspire children this summer during the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup. The schools resource from the UNICEF, Chance to Shine and the Youth Sport Trust is a great way to bring cricket into the classroom and help children learn about their rights at school.
“I know I would have loved a cricket-themed lesson when I was a kid! I’d urge all primary school teachers to get involved and download this free resource.”
On match days, local schools will be invited to provide pupils to act as team mascots and flag bearers as part of every national anthem ceremony, while 16 lucky schools will get the chance to take part in a special Cricket for Good coaching clinic, with pupils set to enjoy a fun-filled session led by some of the best players in the world from the participating teams.
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