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Free Teacher Training

We can offer schools FREE bespoke teacher training/CPD to fit each school’s needs. This training can run for 1-3 hours and can take place during an inset day, staff meeting, twilight or at any time convenient to the school. The training can involve anything from warm ups, specific skill practise, games for the whole class as well as differentiation and much more.

The training can be for anyone including teachers, TA’s, lunchtime assistants, work experience students etc. and can be for just the school staff or a combination of local schools.

During the past few years over 500 teachers have attended a training/CPD session.

“I went into school the morning after the training and taught my first ever cricket lesson with my Year 3 Class. It lasted for an hour and fifteen minutes with all the children very enthusiastically joining in all the way through”. Lisa, Primary School Teacher, North Somerset.

For more information  or to book teacher training for your school please email scott.chappell@somersetcricketfoundation.org or call 01823 352266.

Free Resources

Teachers can access free playground and classroom resources by registering for free at: https://teachers.chancetoshine.org/s/login.

There are resources for Key Stage 1 and 2. All of the resources are linked into the National Curriculum as well as the ‘Spirit of Cricket’ and were designed by teachers the Youth Sport Trust. As well as these resources there are also opportunities to apply for World Cup tickets, enter competitions linked to the World Cup, find your nearest cricket club and much more.

Somerset Cricket Foundation Community Coaches

Our team of Community Coaches deliver in schools all across Somerset. The coaches deliver cricket within curriculum time as well as extra-curricular clubs. If you are interested in receiving any support or delivery then please contact them on the following email address:

Alex Taylor – North East Community Coach
alex.taylor@somersetcricketfoundation.org

Emily Vickery – North West Community Coach
emily.vickery@somersetcricketfoundation.org

Mark Watts – South East Community Coach
mark.watts@somersetcricketfoundation.org

Thom Bunker – South West Community Coach
thom.bunker@somersetcricketfoundation.org

Tilly Bond – Apprentice Community Coach
tilly.bond@somersetcricketfoundation.org

School’s Presentation Competition

Each year we team up with Somerset County Cricket Club to offer schools in Somerset an amazing opportunity. As part of the initiative schools will:

  • receive a free coaching session and play cricket in the Centre of Excellence
  • get the chance to have a tour of the Cooper Associates County Ground
  • meet the players
  • present their projects to some of the most important people at Somerset County Cricket Club
  • win tickets to a Somerset Vitality Blast match

What Schools have to do:

All that school’s need to do to enter is fill in a simple on-line form.

Six schools will then be selected at random from all those who enter.

Those six schools will then be allocated a country or county to study.

The six schools will then need to create a 10-minute presentation, to be delivered by up to 10 pupils, on their allocated country/county.

The title of this presentation will be: “The Culture of Cricket”. This may cover any aspect including: history, geography, religion, exports, culture, cricket history, importance of the sport within the community etc. Pupils can present in any way or form they would like to. A laptop, projector and screen will be available if required.

The presentation will be made in the Long Room at the Cooper Associates County Ground to a panel with representatives from Somerset County Cricket Club and Somerset Cricket Foundation.

The Presentation Competition will not be happening during 2021 but will be back in the summer of 2022.

For more information please email scott.chappell@somersetcricketfoundation.org.