"I just want to say what a great day it was at the National Street20 finals. You had over 200 kids from all over the uk engaging in sport in a safe environment, & thanks for inviting me to give a talk about drugs & knife crime. Since then I've had some really positive messages from the youngters on my web site . I also think what you are doing is fantastic as your giving these kids the opportunity to play sport and be educated at the same time and i am sure between us we changed some lives and pointed alot of them in the right direction P.S Didn't see 1 unhappy face all day the whole place was full of smiles ."
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"