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Education Without Boundaries

Last Friday 30 children from Y5 were selected by their teachers to experience an inspirational day out at Emirates Old Trafford through the Education Without Boundaries Programme. The children started their day in the Club Press Gallery with a full view of Emirates Old Trafford Ground.

They then had the chance to participate in a variety of fun Literacy Cricket Challenges, followed by some practical cricket skills and games in the Indoor Cricket Centre and finally some exciting and competitive Numeracy Cricket Challenges. Here’s what they had to say about it…


A day at the All England Lancashire Cricket Club by Yu Hao & Harry 

As Year 5, we were honoured when we were invited to attend a full day at the famous cricket club that has been home to the Lancashire Cricket team since 1834.

Our day consisted of a tour around the second floor of the most modern building, showing us the reporter’s room, which were used to finalised their penmanship on the matches before sending them off to the newspaper printers. It also gave us a magnificent view of the famous cricket ground itself and the enormous amount of spectator seating enveloping it

We were led into the area where the cricketers themselves relax both before and after the game. Pictures of teams gone by and many trophies adorned the walls. It felt like we were revisiting the historic events of the club especially when we saw the Red Rose of Lancashire everywhere.

The training room was full of modern equipment with an exceptional machine that bowled cricket balls up to 100 mph! Whereupon we played a match between ourselves against the nets for safety. It was amazing to watch the professional’s practising alongside us.

It was a wonderful day which we enjoyed immensely. We would like to thank all those people involved in arranging this unforgettable trip for us all.  Year 5


The children thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of their day and were fantastic ambassadors for the school. Thank you to Ms Parle and Miss Bulcock for escorting the children and thank you to Mr Seddon for offering this fantastic opportunity.