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Williamwood High School played host to an evening of exciting cricket action as primary pupils from Busby, Carolside and Netherlee came together to celebrate the completion of a block of extra-curricular delivery.
The Active Schools led festival proved a fitting culmination of the term's cricket programme, the spirit of the occasion only matched by the skill and teamwork displayed by the pupils.
Open to P4-7 pupils, each school ran a 10-week after-school club in preparation for the festival. For many, this represented their first real experience of cricket.
To find out more about this project or more about Cricket in East Renfrewshire, please contact Active School Coordinator, Chris Cox.
I had heard of cricket before but wasn't totally sure what it was. I wanted to find out more so I signed up to the club. I'm really glad I did: I enjoy batting and fielding the best. The festival was fun and I got to meet lots of new people from other schools.
P7 pupil, Netherlee Primary School.
It's truly important that pupils are given the chance to experience a variety of quality physical activity opportunities. This includes activities that could be deemed 'niche'. The response from the pupils has been incredible. The programme has attracted a diverse group with varying exposure to physical activity, but they have all really taken to cricket and the vast majority of participants are committed to pursue the game further.
Chris Cox, Active School Coordinator, Williamwood Cluster.