Wednesday 6 June 2007 

Red Rose Primary School Enjoy npower Power Day

npower were on site at the Riverside today (Wednesday 6 June) in advance of next week’s npower Test Match between England and West Indies to work alongside two groups of Year 6 children from Red Rose Primary School, Chester le Street. The children took part in an npower Power Day as part of the npower Urban Cricket Scheme, at the Playing for Success Study Support Centre.

The two groups took part in three interactive sessions, each of them containing useful information and tips on Natural Power, Team Power, Body Power and Game Power. Durham Academy player Scott Borthwick joined the afternoon group for a photograph at the end of the session.

The Natural Power group challenge helped the groups learn all about forms of renewable energy which they then had to present back to the other groups. The Team Power challenge linked together important skills such as team work, communication and problem solving. The Body Power session was held in the Indoor Training School and the children used a variety of interactive equipment including a reaction board and rowing machines as well as doing a sprinting challenge.

Durham CCC Study Support Centre Manager, Christine Petty said, “Both groups had a great day out and it’s very appropriate that Red Rose Primary School were here today for Day 1 of Durham’s LV County Championship match against Lancashire! The npower Power Days give the children a great introduction to cricket as well as teaching them about general health and fitness.”

Tickets are still available for Friday 15, Sunday 17, Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 June (days 1, 3, 4 and 5) of the npower Test Match between England and the West Indies at the Riverside. Ticket prices start at just £10 for juniors and £20 for adults. For more information or to book please contact the Durham County Cricket Club Box Office on 0870 389 1991 or visit www.crickettickets.net

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