Free school resources

We have created a powerful bank of free resources for Primary and Secondary schools so that teachers can confidently lead their cricket sessions.

 Chance to Shine has introduced the game and its educational benefits to over six million boys and girls in over 16,000 state schools since 2005. That’s a lot of playing and learning, and along the way, we’ve learned a lot about how the game can inspire, engage and develop young people of all abilities. We’ve captured, documented, and shared our learning to support teachers and schools in getting children to play cricket.

We have created a powerful bank of free resources for you and your school. These include lesson plans for cricket coaching sessions, instructional videos for all the skills and drills and top tips from the professionals. Much as we’d like to, we can’t deliver the programme directly in every school. We know that many teachers are keen and able to offer cricket themselves. These resources will help you do that, and you don’t need to have any prior knowledge or be a cricket expert to share the fun!

Any questions?

If you would like support in delivering the Chance to Shine programme in your school, click here for more information. If you have any questions or comments about these resources, please get in contact.


Physical Wellbeing

Through cricket, children develop a positive relationship with sport. They have fun, develop their skills, and become confident in their abilities. They continue playing in school, at a club or in their community.

Personal Development

Children develop life skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication, and problem solving. They are engaged to learn, gain experience in leading and are empowered to make positive decisions for themselves.

Mental Wellbeing

Children feel happy, confident, and included when taking part. They develop self-esteem and resilience.

Social Wellbeing

Children develop friendships, gain role models and feel connected to their community.

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