School of the Month Award

School of the Month

February 2018 - Huish Episcopi Primary School

Congratulations to Huish Episcopi Primary School who are the February winners of the Somerset Cricket Board ‘School of the Month’ Award.

They will receive a trip to the Cooper Associates County Ground for up to 30 of their pupils where they will meet some of the Somerset stars, train in the Centre of Excellence and have a tour of the ground.

Huish Episcopi were nominated by their PE Coordinator who said: 'we really enjoy the game of cricket and ensure it is part of our PE provision and after school clubs programme. Both boys and girls get an opportunity to play in teams as we enter a number of tournaments. We also attend specialised coaching days at our local cricket club where several of our pupils play during the summer. The game has promoted teamwork and confidence as well as allowing children to have fun and enjoy the game'.

January 2018 - West Chinnock C of E Primary School

Congratulations to West Chinnock Primary School who are the January (and first) winners of the Somerset Cricket Board ‘School of the Month’ Award.

They will receive a trip to the Cooper Associates County Ground for up to 30 of their pupils where they will meet some of the Somerset stars, train in the Centre of Excellence and have a tour of the ground.

West Chinnock were nominated by one of their School Governers who said: ‘we play a number of matches each year as well as hosting their own mini tournament inviting other locals schools. We also have a coach who regularly delivers cricket in schools and have a great link with our local cricket club where pupils are actively signposted to. In short, cricket is prioritised in terms of time spent during and out of school hours. We have seen an improvement from all the children, teachers and parents not just in playing ability, but just as importantly in understanding the rules, sportsmanship and promoting the friendly environment that is key to enjoying the game. We also attended one of the Women’s World Cup matches last year’.

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Nominate your school for 'School of the Month'

Do they go above and beyond in promoting cricket and its values?

Do they give pupils lots of opportunities to play and develop their cricket and wider skills?

Do they use cricket in the classroom as well as the playground?

Do they link with the local cricket club(s) and actively send interested pupils there?

If the answer to any of these question is 'yes' then nominate them now by emailing scott.chappell@somersetcricketboard.org with a short paragraph outlining the reasons why you think they should be 'School of the Month'.