As part of the partnership with Cambs County Cricket, WGS hosted their first ‘All Stars Cricket’ Programme, which will be followed by ‘A Chance to Shine’ Roadshow. Over 3.5 million boys and girls in more than 14,000 state schools are playing and learning through cricket today thanks to the Chance to Shine School programme.
All Stars Cricket is a national programme that is designed to inspire five-to eight-year-old boys and girls to take up cricket and provide a great first experience of the game; putting fun right at the centre of this experience. All Stars Cricket, Cambs CCC and Wisbech Grammar School aim to instil children with a lifelong love of the sport.
Wednesday 1 May is the first in many cricket events involving pupils from WGS from Reception to Prep 3. Friday May 10 the School will also be hosting children from the local primary schools to take part in ‘All Stars Cricket’ alongside a Cricket Festival for the year 5 and 6 pupils.
“We are looking forward to working with Cambs CCC to promote cricket for children in the local community and will keep an eye on upcoming talented cricket players in future years” Mr Phil Webb, Director of Sport at WGS.
Primary Schools are invited to join in the programme, and they can contact the School by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Reeves National Programme Officer for CambsCCC said “this is a great way to showcase how cricket can be integrated into the community and through Schools and this is the 3rd year of running ‘All Stars Cricket’. We look forward to working with Wisbech Grammar School to offer this programme to their own pupils and the wider community through our partnership. We want todays kids to remain in cricket for the long-term – whether that’s as players, volunteers, officials or spectators”.