""It was a great leveller to meet people who have had to deal with the impact of limited vision. Not just the kids but the parents as well. It was very inspiring""
Hit the Top success in Stormont House School, Hackney
Feb 10, 2012
For the past few weeks, Cricket for Change's Hit the Top (HTT) disability cricket programme (partnered in London by the Mayor of London's Olympic Legacy increase in sport in schools programme) has been making a difference in Stormont House School in Hackney
Perry Sophocleous, Development Coach for Cricket for Change, who led the coaching sessions said, "These students will go on to represent Hackney in the HTT programme events and competitions and all teachers got involved with the sessions and were very welcoming. A great school!"
Stormont House School will be the base for other young people with a disability in Hackney to go to get involved in cricket sessions.
One of the Stormont House School teachers, Kamil, was very impressed and said, "The ‘Hit the Top’ project was very successful at Stormont House School. Pupils were able to improve their cricket skills and thoroughly enjoyed all of the sessions.
Perry delivered outstanding lessons with a great range of activities and creative ideas. The whole project was rounded off with a ‘Cricket Day’ at school where every pupil took part in cricket challenges. The winning team will be awarded with medals during assembly.
I would like to recommend ‘Cricket for Change’ to any school. Their staff are extremely professional with clear goals and highly skilled in their delivery, motivation and rapport with the pupils"