Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week is back for 2021

Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week is back once again, and the power of cricket is spreading further than ever!

For the very first time events will be taking place across England, Wales and Scotland, with special guest cricket stars from around the globe visiting schools and communities over the next few days.

There will also be challenges for schools and pupils across the United Kingdom to get involved in, with daily prizes on offer.

After an incredibly tough 2020, this year National Cricket Week aims to help young people reconnect with friends and classmates through the values of teamwork and togetherness. It’s also an opportunity to say a massive ‘thank you’ to those who worked so tirelessly to keep children active throughout lockdown.

It all starts with a bang on Monday 21 June, as Chance to Shine and Yorkshire Tea take over Stanningley Primary in Yorkshire, to put on the ‘ultimate’ cricketing school day.

Teachers will be able to put their feet up and enjoy a brew as our stars take on the teaching. Barmy Army legend ‘Billy The Trumpet’ will deliver music, Ashes star Matthew Hoggard takes P.E, the one and only Sir Alistair Cook talks kids through the secrets of teamwork and Blue Peter presenter Lyndsey Russell finishes things off with a special arts and crafts lesson!

It doesn’t stop there, as former West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite visits our Street project in Moseley, Birmingham on Tuesday, before charity ambassador and England Learning Disability captain Chris Edwards joins North West Thunder’s Georgie Boyce at Clare Mount Specialist Sports College in Liverpool on Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday serves up a spectacular setting as Chance to Shine celebrate their new partnership with Cricket Scotland by taking a school session to the Mound Precinct in the Scottish capital, with pupils from Broughton Primary playing under the shadow of Edinburgh Castle.

The week finishes with an Antipodean flourish, as Australian sensation Marnus Labuschagne shares his expertise with children from Pencaerau Primary School in Cardiff.

There are plenty of ways for everyone to get involved in the week. England captain Heather Knight is setting a daily challenge, giving schools the chance to win Chance to Shine kit, supplies of Yorkshire Tea and even the opportunity for a player to visit as part of Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week 2022! Click here to take a look at the daily activities.

England stars Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan will also host a YouTube Q&A session that day, so be sure to tune in and ask the dynamic duo your cricket conundrums!

Chance to Shine Chief Operating Officer Steve Peyman said: “National Cricket Week week is always one of the highlights of our charity’s calendar and this year feels extra special after such a tough period for everyone during the pandemic. I’d like to extend a special thank you to Yorkshire Tea for their continued support and look forward to some really special visits over the next few days.”

This summer, donations to Chance to Shine are being matched £ for £ by Charity Patron Adrian Beecroft. Please support today and give at chancetoshine.org/donate.

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