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Countrystyle Recycling and Charlotte Edwards the Kent and England captain joined nearly 2000 students at the Schools Day Out on Tuesday 9th June.

More than 55 schools came down to the Cricket ground in Canterbury to take part in the Chance to Shine charity’s programme.

All the children had chance to watch the final session of Kent’s LV = County Champion match against Derbyshire. After everyone had the opportunity to take part in a number of cricket activities organised by the Community coaches.

Kent Cricket’s community department worked with 117 schools in 2014, involving 2,183 hours of staff time.  The team conducted 115 teacher training sessions, were linked to over 3,000 formal and informal cricket matches and had contact with 41,867 school pupils.  Its portfolio of work includes support for 320 affiliated clubs including 180 junior sections and 64,000 players annually.

Stuart Butler-Gallie, Director of Legal & Admin at Countrystyle Recycling said: “We are thrilled to have created this partnership with Kent Cricket”.

“We are very serious about our work in the community and believe the link to the broad reach that the Club has is the ideal partnership.  We look forward to working closely and taking part in many activities with Kent Cricket.”

Thank you to everyone who came along.