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Chance to Shine

A partnership bringing engaging cricket-based teaching and learning resources being made available to primary school teachers.

Chance to Shine

The power of cricket in the classroom...

Cricket Ireland is taking the power of cricket into the classroom through a unique partnership with renowned UK charity, Chance to Shine.

The free learning programme features fun and easy-to-use lesson plans, activities and resources designed to help teachers teach and to inspire children to learn. All content is based on Chance to Shine’s decades of work in the UK, but has been adapted and aligned for the school systems in the Republic and Northern Ireland.

Cricket Ireland and Chance to Shine have formed this partnership because they share a passionate belief in the power of cricket to help children grow, develop and have fun, even in the classroom.

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The resources are free and easy to download and use. They have been designed to support the delivery of curricula and learning outcomes — Key Stages 1 and 2 in Northern Ireland, Junior and Middle Programmes in the Republic of Ireland.

The resources focus on using cricket to make teaching and learning maths, English, science and geography even more fun. “Mascot Mystery”, for example, follows the story of Cricket Ireland’s missing mascot, and develops children’s reading, writing and comprehension skills at Key Stage 2/Middle Programme, while “Run Chase” encourages them to count, analyse and complete sums to ‘score runs’.

About 'Chance to Shine'

Chance to Shine is an independent charity that celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020, that works to spread the power of cricket in schools and communities throughout the UK, and this is the first time that its resources will be available in Ireland. More than 5 million children have engaged in the charity’s programmes after their schools and teachers have downloaded the free resources and activities.