Cricket and Countryside Education Days

Providing 27 days for mainstream and special schools to come and visit the grounds of Belvoir Castle, taking part in cricket, meeting the farmer, gamekeeper and hounds, flying birds of prey, having a go at fishing, orienteering, archery and Army team building exercises.

2019 Outcomes

  • 21 primary schools from Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire visited the Estate
  • 1,358 children and over 100 school staff attended
  • 24 volunteers assisted on the days
  • Introduced three new activities, archery, teaching trees and Army team building
  • The Trust’s Countryside Learning Resource was sent to all the schools, enabling them to further develop their own use of the day to enhance their delivery of the National Curriculum

Quotes from the schools

The Cricket and Countryside Day is very well organised. We have been going for years now and have never been disappointed.The cricket part of the day is designed to be inclusive so all children of varying abilities can get involved in fun and engaging activities. Our children loved learning about the wildlife around Belvoir and completing activities

involving fishing, game keeping, falconry and orienteering. It is a thoroughly brilliant day. Educationally, it links

closely with both our science and geography curriculum and our mission to provide quality outdoor learning for our children.’

Jessica Crompton Grant – Milford Academy,Nottingham