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Essex Cricket project

posted 2 Mar 2015, 05:42 by H Slim

Recently 30 of our High Prior Attaining year 9 students have been working on a joint project with Essex county Cricket Club in Chelmsford. The students were tasked with forming themselves into marketing companies and developing a proposal for a launch event for the grand opening of the newly furbished club, which they then pitched to a judging panel made up of our Head teacher, Ms Hemming, two members of staff from CCA and a number of Officials from the Club itself. 

On the day of the presentations, the students took part in a tour of the ground itself and then enjoyed a first class lunch of sausages, red onion gravy and mashed potato with peas, followed by profiteroles with chocolate sauce, all cooked on the cricket club premises. They then delivered their presentations before being awarded a variety of certificates, including the overall award for the best presentation; an award for teamwork; the award for the best individual speaker and also awards for excellent teamwork and resilience. 

The judges were extremely impressed with the confidence of our students and the quality of their presentations, which made it very difficult to decide who to award in each category. Ms Hemming said that she was ‘Bowled over’ by the overall standard that they had achieved, and we are delighted that the club is now looking into the possibility of offering some students the chance to do work experience with them in their marketing department in the future. 

One of the participants, Lewis McKuur, said, ‘The range of mathematical and English aspects we covered during the course of the project have helped us all to become more confident in our abilities to present our ideas to large groups of people. The project also helped us develop our understanding and confidence and was truly amazing; something that; if given the option, I would definitely do again. I would also strongly advise other students to participate if given the chance.’ 

Lorna Lafford Assistant Vice Principal