Chance to Shine offers a new primary school sports programme which introduces cricket to children aged 5 – 11. This year, the group have created a powerful bank of resources, freely available for all primary schools. The resources have been designed for KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 – they are completely free and include detailed lesson plans for all ages, along with everything teachers need to start benefiting from the programme.
“The Cricket World Cup is coming to England and Wales in 2019!
Get your school celebrating this incredible event with our fun and engaging curriculum-linked KS1 and KS2 resources, designed to enrich your pupils’ learning across a range of subjects. Our six half- termly projects, developed with teachers, are flexible so you can do as many as you like! It is completely free to sign up, so what are you waiting for!?” (Chance to Shine)
Chance to Shine has already introduced the game of cricket and its educational benefits, to more than four million boys and girls in over 15,000 state schools, since 2005, sadly they cannot help every school on a personal level but their free pack will enable everyone to get on board! Cricket is a perfect summer game and the children’s natural interest in the Cricket World Cup provides an ideal time to make the most of their interest and introduce the game to the school sporting calendar. Even teachers who don’t know anything at all about the game can do it with this package of support.
On their website, they ask: Why Cricket? This is the response:
“We’ve developed this programme because we know through experience that cricket can be a powerful and lasting component of a young person’s learning and development, in turn bringing wider educational and social benefits.” (Chance to Shine)