Supporting your school with cricket delivery

Chance to Shine was launched in 2005 by the Cricket Foundation to regenerate competitive cricket and bring its educational benefits to primary and secondary schools across the country. During 2021/22 we will deliver cricket in over 150 primary, middle, secondary and special schools across Somerset. All of this delivery is a result of Chance to Shine funding.

Schools and Education

Looking to get your school involved with cricket?

You school can receive all the benefits of work with school by become an affiliate for just £25. For more information on how we can support your students and teachers, please contact our Schools & Coaching Manager.

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What is Chance to Shine?

The scheme is delivered through individual projects across England and Wales. Each project works with a number of schools, delivering cricket in curriculum time. The group of schools are supported by professional qualified coaches who are engaged by the local cricket club or the Cricket Foundation.

The Somerset Cricket Foundation work closely with the schools and clubs to help them sustain cricketing activities, so that cricket can continue long after the funding has finished. Chance to Shine helps to fund cricket coaching sessions and cricket competition in all state schools and whilst doing so they have three main objectives:

  1. To give young people (aged 5-11) a great first experience of cricket
  2. To support teachers to build a sustainable culture of cricket in state schools and
  3. To help young people to play regularly (in school, club, community and informal settings) and to learn key life skills

By becoming part of the Chance to Shine programme schools are provided with all the tools to encourage every pupil to achieve their own ‘Personal Best’, whilst also enabling schools to provide quality cricket delivery in future years through development of staff and pupils at their school.

How can your school benefit?

6 weeks of coaching

During 2021/22 approximately 150 primary/middle schools can receive either 6 weeks of curriculum coaching or a ‘Cricket Engagement Day’. Both of these include an assembly, an invitation to a competition as well as the opportunity for teacher training and much more.

We will also be running a girls only project for 16 secondary schools that links in with local clubs and allows girls to attain a leadership qualification as well as playing cricket and supporting festivals for primary schools. Along with all of the above there will be festivals and competitions for primary, middle and secondary schools as well as teacher training and much more.

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If you’d like to speak to us about our work with schools, please contact us using the short online form below. By doing so, we’ll also keep you informed of new school initiatives, competitions and CPD opportunities. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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