Day 5 England Captain visits Manchester SEN School

Chris Edwards, captain of the England Learning Disability side visited Millwood SEN Primary School near Manchester as part of Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week on Friday 23 June.

Chris joined an MCC Spirit of Cricket Assembly where the students watched an exciting video detailing the values of cricket and was on hand to help give out certificates to reward some of the pupils for great behavior during the week.

The students were then given the opportunity to try out some different cricketing activities including throwing and catching drills; ball-striking stations and some table cricket as well.

Chris, who is autistic, also spoke to the children about his career, the up-coming Tri-Nations series in England in July and how cricket helped to develop and build his own confidence.

Speaking at the event, Chris said: We’ve been working with the children here at Millwood today, trying some different skills and drills and having a fantastic time. The kids have had a great opportunity to have a go at some cricket and have really enjoyed the day.

Cricket was really helpful for me and I hope the children can learn some confidence and communication skills that will be valuable for them in the future.

Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week is an initiative to showcase the work of the national charity, Chance to Shine. The organisation aims to use the power of cricket to raise aspirations and provide young people across the country with the opportunity to play and learn through the sport.


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