Girls’ Leadership Through Cricket programme
We've joined forces with children’s cricketing charity Chance to Shine (CTS) to encourage girls of all abilities and backgrounds to play, learn and develop through the power of cricket.
Through CTS’s Girls’ Leadership Through Cricket programme, we've supported secondary-aged girls across the UK to develop improved confidence and leadership skills, while strengthening their physical activity levels through the sport. By emphasising raised aspirations, and inspiring girls to achieve, the programme aims to counteract challenges to self-belief, and contribute to a widespread improvement of physical health, mental health and wellbeing.
The sessions support the young leaders to run their own extra-curricular cricket club and to support primary school coaching alongside their coaches.
The initiative also provides secondary teachers with new resources to support teaching of sport and leadership, while highlighting the importance of inclusivity and accessibility to schools.
Hear from Framingham Earl High School about their experience of the programme
Ben Player - PE Teacher and Pete Free - Cricket Coach
Lizzie, Sophie and Jas - Students
If you're interested in the progamme you can sign up to Chance to Shine’s Schools Portal. From here a free account can be created, and you can register interest in having a coach come to your school.
"We’re delighted to have partnered with the brilliant Chance to Shine team in this shared mission – part of our ongoing commitment to improve diversity and inclusion in all areas of the curriculum. By giving all students equal access to a wide range of opportunities like this, we can help to remove traditional barriers to sport and build confidence, resilience, and leadership skills in a generation of learners."
Suha Yassin, Director Strategic Initiatives and Programmes, Pearson School Qualifications
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