More than 200 key stage one children were treated to a day of non-stop sport at the fantastic Three Hills Sports Park, playing adapted games of 10 different sports! The Kent Sport inspired initiative of the Infant Games ran for the first time in Shepway on the 15-June, masterminded by the Shepway School Games Organiser (SGO) Sarah Greene.
Teams were made up of 10 children, with some schools bringing as many as four teams, all dressed in their new fluorescent branded t-shirts. The cricket offer was the ever popular Rapid Fire – which was well supported by Young Leaders from The Harvey Grammar School.
Sports spilled out of the hall and on to netball courts and hockey pitches in a fantastic day of sport and physical activity. The children were absolutely superb, in what was an action packed day with lots of new rules to remember in the scorching sun.
It is through the support of the Chance to Shine programme that Kent Cricket were able to be ready to go with Rapid Fire having been delivering it within school for just over two years. The Community Team are also proud to have been one of the sports to have been involved in the Infant Games pilot event at Herne Bay High School in 2016.
Now that Cricket has a ground breaking community offer for this age group in All Stars Cricket, we look forward to the 2017/18 academic year and the growth of competitions and events just like this.