Over the course of the last few months we have been busy formalising a school/club link with Askern Welfare Cricket Club.
This started in April this year, whereby we supported the development of cricket delivery across all 5 of our feeder schools. Members of our Leadership Academy applied to the Youth Bank Trust Fund to secure a grant to pay for coaches from the club to go and deliver cricket to all of our students at our feeder schools. The grant was successful and with the help of our Leadership Academy each school received a 6 week block of cricket delivery.
Following this we worked alongside the Don Valley Pyramid and Bentley Cricket Club to offer a Key Stage 1 & 2 Festival for our entire cluster of schools. Both of these days were a great success and the young people that participated had a thoroughly enjoyable time and they developed their cricket skills to a much higher standard.
We have planned to do the same again this academic year, after the success of last year, working closely with the club. We are also in the process of assisting the club to gain Clubmark recognition and help the club gain more certified coaching courses.
C.Knowland (Campsmount School Sports Co-ordinator)