About the Project
Wherever possible we pair children from different backgrounds, such as rural and town/inner city schools, together to mix and share new experiences. Our volunteer coaches and educators get the children to think about where food comes from and what they eat, sustainability and the health benefits of physical activity, messages which are backed up by a classroom resource pack we have devised.
About the Charity
The Belvoir Cricket & Countryside Trust, founded in 2008, engages with 3,000 primary age and special needs children each year living within a 25-mile radius of Belvoir Castle on the Leics/Lincs/Notts border. It seeks to inspire them to make a commitment to lead a healthy active life through sport and countryside education. The charity is run by the equivalent of just two-time officers supported by about 60 volunteer coaches and educators. We take Kwik Cricket and Table Cricket into 35 schools, run out-of-school junior coaching sessions at eight venues throughout the summer and host up to 30 Cricket & Countryside Education Days where children play Kwik Cricket, meet the farmer and estate staff, fly birds of prey, have a go at angling and orienteering and watch a working dog demonstration.