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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 scott.chappell@somersetcricketboard.org or call 01823 352266.

Free Resources

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

Somerset Community Coaches

(L-R) Andrew Skidmore, Sophie Luff and Alex Taylor

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
alex.taylor@somersetcricketboard.org

Andrew Skidmore – South Somerset Community Coach
andrew.skidmore@somersetcricketboard.org

Sophie Luff – Community Coach
sophie.luff@somersetcricketboard.org

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

We have teamed up with Somerset County Cricket Club to offer schools in Somerset an amazing opportunity. As part of the initiative schools will:

  • receive a free coaching session and play cricket in the Centre of Excellence
  • get the chance to have a tour of the Cooper Associates County Ground
  • meet the players
  • present their projects to some of the most important people at Somerset County Cricket Club
  • win tickets to a Somerset Vitality Blast match

What Schools have to do:

All that school’s need to do to enter is fill in a simple on-line form by clicking here

Six schools will then be selected at random from all those who enter.

Those six schools will then be allocated a country to study.

The six schools will then need to create a 10-minute presentation, to be delivered by up to 10 pupils, on one of the six countries due to play at Taunton in the ICC Cricket World Cup (Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, Pakistan, Bangladesh or Afghanistan).

The title of this presentation will be: “The Culture of Cricket”. This may cover any aspect including: history, geography, religion, exports, culture, cricket history, importance of the sport within the community etc. Pupils can present in any way or form they would like to. A laptop, projector and screen will be available if required.

The presentation will be made in the Long Room at the Cooper Associates County Ground on April 29th to a panel that will include: Somerset County Cricket Club’s Strategy Director, SCCC’s Media & Community Executive and Somerset Cricket Board’s Youth Development Manager.

The six finalists will all:

  • have a tour of Somerset County Cricket Club
  • take part in a player Q & A session
  • play cricket in the Centre of Excellence
  • receive 10 pupil, 10 parent and 4 staff tickets to the Somerset v Sussex T20 game on Sunday July 28th
  • receive 50 guaranteed tickets to ‘School’s Day’

Winning Prize: 

The winning school will be the ‘Guard of Honour’ and welcome the teams on to the field for the Somerset v Sussex Vitality Blast game on Sunday July 28th.

For more information please email scott.chappell@somersetcricketboard.org.

The closing date for entering the competition is Monday March 4th.

Schools will need to be available to attend the Cooper Associates County Ground for the presentation, tour and coaching session on Monday April 29th and on the allocated match days.

The six schools that are selected at random will be notified by Friday March 8th.

 
2018 Presentation Competition

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.