Knight launches new Cricket for Good school resource

Monday 15th May 2017
& News
Written by Danny Painter

England captain and Chance to Shine Ambassador Heather Knight today visited Hague Primary School in East London to inspire young girls and boys ahead of ICC Women’s World Cup in June and July.

Heather’s visit helped to launch a new classroom based educational resource, which has been developed by UNICEF UK, Chance to Shine, and the Youth Sport Trust, under the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Cricket for Good banner, and uses cricket to support learning and promote awareness of the rights of children around the world.

Speaking at the launch, Heather Knight said: “We have a massive opportunity to inspire children this summer during the 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.”

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.

England captain Heather took part in one of the six cricket-themed lessons in the classroom, before heading outside to Hague Primary School’s rooftop playground to watch how the resource can be used in a PE class.

Alongside the launch of the new Cricket for Good educational resource today, the ICC, UNICEF UK, and Chance to Shine will also work together this summer to deliver a  series of once in a lifetime opportunities for schoolchildren to engage directly with the ICC Women’s World Cup.

To download the UNICEF UK, Chance to Shine and Youth Sport Trust resource, click HERE.

Derby will host eight ICC Women’s World Cup matches this summer, starting with the tournament opener on Saturday 24 June – and the first allocation of tickets for this match have already sold out.

Tickets remain on sale for the remaining seven games in Derby, which includes a second England fixture versus New Zealand, the eagerly-awaited clash between India and Pakistan, plus the second of two semi-finals.

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