School hits a home run with cricket award

Brooke Primary School made it to the Nofolk County Finals of the ECB Year 6 Kwik Cricket Tournament

Brooke Primary School made it to the Nofolk County Finals of the ECB Year 6 Kwik Cricket Tournament 2016 in June. Photo: Brooke Primary School - Credit: Archant

A school has been named Primary School of the Year by a national cricket charity.

Brooke V.C Primary School have been recognised for their work in promoting the sport by being named Primary School of the Year by the charity Chance to Shine.

The school was given the award at a ceremony at Lords cricket ground on Wednesday November 2 by the charity which aims to promote cricket through schools and communities throughout the country.

Headteacher, David Robinson, said: 'Cricket is a great game because it's really inclusive. It's a game that brings people together.'

'Having the school recognised for all the effort the children have put in, it's lovely to see that that's actually been acknowledged and recognised.

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'I want to give the children the opportunity to exceed in any way.'

In June, the school, which has 125 pupils aged four to six, made it to the finals of the ECB Kwik County Cricket Competition narrowly losing out to Attleborough Junior School on the final ball.

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The award was part of Chance to Shine's annual awards which aim to recognise the work done by individuals and organisations in promoting cricket among young people.

Brooke V.C Primary School takes over from Mortimer Primary School, in South Shields, who were the 2015 winners of the Primary School of the Year.

The award, sponsored by Smile Group travel, rewarded Brooke V.C Primary School for offering coaching, taking part in competitions and engaging with the Chance to Shine's cricket programme.

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