In May, 12 secondary students went on an educational visit to Arundel to play Cricket at the Arundel Castle Cricket grounds under the expert guidance of John Barclay, the director of cricket and coaching for the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation.
Students had a brilliant time participating in games that developed their Cricket skills such as batting and catching. They also played team-building games and watched a cricket match between two local teams, helping them to understand the rules of the game.
It wasn’t just cricket though, the students toured Arundel Castle Gardens and spent time making sand castles or paddling on the beach as well as developing their social skills while staying at the Lodge Hill Centre, playing pool, table tennis and table top football, as well as a game of tenpin bowling, with a friendly rivalry between staff and students.
Over the 3 days all the students behaved in a sensible and mature manner, helping each other out, making sure everyone was included in all the activities and making the most of the wonderful trip.
We would like to thank the generous sponsorship from the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation and the Joseph Clarke Trust, who arranged the tour and were also generous in providing money for the incidental expenses.