Educational Partnership year 2 session 3
The third element of our four-part annual education programme with Selworthy School took place last week.
The latest phase of the initiative saw nearly 20 learners take part in a two-hour fun cricket session in the Centre of Excellence at the Cooper Associates County Ground.
Tom Abell, Paul van Meekeren and CEO Andrew Cornish were all on hand to help Somerset Cricket Board Community Coach, Andrew Skidmore deliver the fun cricket session.
After the session Andrew Jolley, a teaching assistant at the school, said: “It went very, very well and the children had an absolute ball! Days like this are very important because it gets the children out of the school and gets them out and about in the community. It’s really important that the children are doing things physically and actively which they have been today with the experts at Somerset County Cricket Club. It was wonderful to see the captain of Somerset and the other players with the children. That kind of thing makes a real difference.”
Selworthy School is a co-educational special school for children and young people with learning disabilities aged four to 19.
The partnership developed between Somerset County Cricket Club and Selworthy School covers four topics during the course of the year and these are:
- Healthy eating – SCCC players visit the school and help the students to cook a healthy lunch.
- Numeracy – SCCC players visit the school and help to deliver a cricket themed maths session.
- Physical activity – Students visit the Cooper Associates County Ground for a fun training session in the Centre of Excellence.
- Literacy – Students visit the Cooper Associates County Ground and have a tour followed by a press conference with some SCCC players. The students then spend the afternoon in a hospitality suite writing a report of their day.