Additional schools support
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 2017/18 academic year over 300 teachers 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 email@example.com or call 01823 352266.
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 Board 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 Somerset Community Coach
Andrew Skidmore – South Somerset Community Coach
Sophie Luff – Community Coach
School’s Presentation Competition
The 2019 Cricket World Cup is coming to England from the 30th May – 14th July with 3 games taking place at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton. These games are:
Sat 8th June – Afghanistan v New Zealand
Wed 12th June – Australia v Pakistan
Mon 17th June – West Indies v Bangladesh
Using the World Cup to inspire pupils to learn we will be running a School’s Presentation competition where six schools will deliver a 10 minute presentation in the Long Room at the Cooper Associates County Ground on one of the countries playing at Taunton. This presentation can include anything the children would like. In the 2018 competition pupils danced, sang, played instruments, dressed up, filmed a news report etc. Pupils will not only deliver their presentation but will also receive a ground tour, have a coaching session in the Centre of Excellence and a Q&A session with Somerset CCC players. Pupils will also receive tickets for them and their classmates.
School’s will be able to apply to enter in January 2019.
For any more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01823 352266.
The 2018 Presentation Competition linked into the Women’s IT20 Tri-Series between England, New Zealand and South Africa. Milford Junior School, Greenflyde First School, Fairlands Middle School, West Chinnock Primary School, Kingsmoor Primary School and St Paul’s Junior School all presented in the Long Room before they received a coaching session, went on a guided tour of the Cooper Associates County Ground and took part in an extensive Q&A session with Club Captain, Tom Abell and batsman Johann Myburgh.
At the end of the day the judging panel were unable to pick one clear winner and it was announced that the prize would be shared between St Paul’s Junior School and Greenfylde First School.
All six schools received 35 tickets to the Women’s IT20 Tri-Series matches between South Africa and New Zealand plus England v South Africa plus two tickets for each member of the winning team (plus five staff tickets) for the Vitality Blast fixture between Somerset and Hampshire at the Cooper Associates County Ground. The two winning schools were also the guard of honour for this fixture.
“It’s been an amazing experience for the children to be able to come here, meet the players and have a tour of the ground. The presentations that all of the schools did were fantastic. The opportunity for the children to be the guard of honour is a once in a lifetime chance.” David Fingleton, Assistant Head, St Paul’s Junior School.