Table cricket is our inclusive schools offer to mainstream SEN departments and specialist SEN schools.
For many young people with a severe physical or learning disability, particularly wheelchair users, participating in cricket and other forms of sport is not possible. Table Cricket provides the opportunity to play in a competitive game of cricket. The emphasis is on teamwork and sportsmanship in an informal and enjoyable environment.
The game is played on a table tennis table. Side panels and sliding fielders are placed around the table to create an arena, a small ball and ramp are used to bowl, and a wooden bat enables players to score runs, simulating a game of cricket.
Table Cricket Offer
Somerset Cricket will support Mainstream and SEN schools in delivering table cricket to those young people whose access to sport and school representation is limited. If you would like more information or would like to be a school selected for the programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Great to give vulnerable students a safe environment to do participation in school.
Involvement and teamwork from those who don’t normally do that
The Mendip School
Has built the self confidence with our pupils
Table top cricket has allowed students that do not normally work together to do so. It is teaching them about being part of a team, turn taking and celebrating each other success.
Table cricket has given the students knowledge of a new sport. The sport has given them a new lease of confidence to take forward into sports learning new skills and working together as a team.
Increase in turn taking and following instructions from an external professional
Inclusive for all
Students I spoke to feel more enthused about sport.
Bridgwater College Academy
It has challenged some of our autistic students to be able to work together, overcome problems and to accept success and failure.
It provided a really inclusive activity for out more vulnerable students where they felt comfortable. This allowed students to show their competitive side as they grew in confidence, which isn’t often seen in normal PE lessons.
Ashton Park School
The experience of being able to represent the school at a competition was fantastic for the students and something they cherished – a great experience!
Although we were unable to complete all sessions because of school staffing, the sessions that were run really helped the social skills of our SEN students and gave them the opportunity to try a new sport in a safe and fun learning environment.
The Castle School
The Monday sessions provided by SCCC were great fun and students keen to come every week and also participate in the up and coming lesson.
The children develop personal skills in teamwork and communication which was great. They always looked forward to the session and took on board the rules of the game and followed them well.
The feedback above comes direct from our own evaluation to schools.