Children from schools across Northamptonshire and the surrounding counties will be descending on the County Ground on Monday 14 July, for Northants Cricket’s first ever Schools’ Day.
This exciting and free event, ran in association with the University of Northampton, will take place during the third day of Northants’ LV= County Championship match against Somerset. Over 1,500 children from 40 schools will have the opportunity to watch a day’s cricket, and participate in a fun-packed schedule featuring both sport and educational sessions.
During the day, pupils will be able to watch the match from their seats in the stands and participate in a number of engaging and enjoyable activities designed to teach them about the game.
The children will have the opportunity to meet Northants players, and overseas club players will be on hand to answer questions in a Q&A session. The University of Northampton will be running various sessions throughout the day, on topics including law, sports science and employability, and a University team will be on hand to answer any questions the children may have.
During the lunch and tea breaks, ‘Kwik Cricket’ matches will be taking place allowing children to experience the game first hand, whatever their ability or experience. Club mascot Steeler the Dog will be on hand to entertain everyone.
David Smith, Chief Executive of Northants Cricket, commented: "It is so important that we make cricket as accessible as we can to young people and this is a great chance to bring in children who may never have been to the County Ground before. Today’s school children are the players, members and supporters of the future and therefore we must reach out to the community and give something back.”