Summer of ‘18 was one of the hottest on records, but that didn’t stop over 600 pupils turn up to the Kent Cricket Ground in Beckenham for the fantastic, Countrystyle School’s Day Out with Kent Community Cricket.
Pupils from across Kent and South East London Boroughs were welcomed to the grounds on another brazenly hot summer’s day, and participated in a variety of cricket activities and exercises to test their newfound skills learnt with KCCC during their PE lessons.
Not only did the pupils have fun, so did the Countrystyle attendees! Head of sales and marketing, Sonya commented on the day “Today is all about the spirit of cricket and enjoying a schools day out. The pupils are thoroughly enjoying themselves, especially since we have been blessed with fantastic weather! It’s great to see that a lot of the children have taken on the 4R’s as well. Reusing water bottles, recycling old ones, reducing waste by bringing school branded bottles and respecting the environment by using our bins dotted across the grounds”.
The children also had the opportunity to see how the professionals play, as India ‘A’ and West Indies ‘A’ played day two of the tour. Spectators joined the children’s roar of cheers as the game progressed – even the matchball sponsors Kent Police joined in the fun! The next generation of Kent supporters were equipped with clap banners and met some of the players for photos and autographs in the interval.