Foundation Shortlisted at Prestigious ECB Business of Cricket Awards
Shortlisted in the Community Engagement Award for their Education Without Boundaries Programme, the LCCC Foundation were pipped to the post by Glamorgan.The highly successful Education Without Boundaries (EWB) Programme was established in 2014 and targets schools from across the North West of England, providing pupils with a variety of fun, interactive cricket themed educational opportunities that utilise the world class facilities at Emirates Old Trafford as an inspirational backdrop in order to help facilitate positive learning experiences.
In its first full year of delivery the LCCC Foundation EWB Programme has:
• Engaged over 5000 pupils and 125 schools in a positive educational experience
• Launched the additional EWB Summer Schools strand which has supported 156 pupils to improve their numeracy and literacy skills throughout the summer in order to give them the best possible chance to start the new school year positively
• Created an additional 4,636 opportunities for participants to experience domestic and international cricket at Emirates Old Trafford
• Donated a total of 271 cricket bats to participating schools to encourage on-going participation in the sport
The 3 key strands to the EWB programme provide the opportunity for schools to partner with LCCC and access the elements of the programme that work for them and their specific educational needs helping to create a greater affinity between the schools and the ‘red rose’ brand.
Sandy Mitchell, LCCC Foundation Head of Community Development, said: “To be nominated in a very competitive category is a great achievement for the LCCC Foundation. We are very proud of our Education Without Boundaries Programme and will keep to developing it in order to provide positive educational experiences to more schools and community groups in the future.”
ECB’s Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison, said: “The BOCA awards are all about recognising and rewarding the innovative ways in which together we bring cricket to a wider audience, and the breadth and quality of this year’s entries was truly impressive.
“2015 was a record-breaking year for county cricket with attendances rising in all three county competitions; an important milestone which owes much to the hard work and dedication of all those working behind the scenes across our domestic game.
“As always, our judging panel were given the unenviable task of picking the winners from an outstanding pool of nominees. We thank them for their efforts and warmly congratulate all our winners on their achievements.”