We will be continuing our sponsorship of BCCT's Cricket & Countryside School Days in 2017 giving schools (especially inner city and small rural primary schools) the opportunity to bring pupils to Belvoir Estate to take part in outdoor learning, gaining skills and knowledge in cricket and countryside activities. In 2016 26 schools attended on 17 days with a total of 1432 children taking part. Over 100 teachers attended who not only enjoyed the days but also gained valuable CPD training. 22 volunteers gave their time to help deliver cricket coaching, orienteering, Birds of Prey, Fishing & Gun Dog demonstrations and visits from Belvoir Hunt Hounds. 3 days were cancelled due to bad weather. 100% of schools rated the days 'excellent' on their evaluation forms!
Martin's main passions were cricket & countryside pursuits (along with golf) so these Schools Days are a wonderful way for MLMT 'to give young people a better chance in life through learning, education and sport'.
Visit their website at: www.belvoircastlecrickettrust.co.uk.
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James Lawson and Tricia Lawrence present Darren Bicknall, BCCT's Director, with a cheque for £5,000 towards running the Belvoir Cricket & Countryside Trust's School Days in 2016. Read More >.
James Lawson, Chairman of MLMT Trustees, and Tricia went to Belvoir on Wednesday, June 29 to meet the team running the Belvoir Cricket & Countryside Trust's School Days, which MLMT is sponsoring in 2016.
Sadly it was a wet day, so the afternoon countryside activities had to be held indoors - except a visit of the hounds from the Belvoir Hunt! The 84 pupils attending the day managed to complete their cricket coaching in the morning and the staff all said how attending a BCCT School Day was the highlight of their school's summer term activities.
In spite of the weather James & Tricia were most impressed by what was on offer and presented Darren Bicknell, BCCT's Director, with MLMT's cheque for £5000, which completes are sponsorship of this year's 20 Cricket & Countryside School Days.