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Students Participate in the Lord's Taverners Disability Cricket Championships

19/10/2017
Last Thursday, students from City of Westminster College attended the London Disability Cricket Championships at Lord' Cricket Ground. For the 3rd year running CWC students have made it to the finals along with 6 other Colleges, this year they competed against: Kingston College, Bexley College, Croydon College, Hackney Community College, South Thames College, Newham College as well as Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College.

The Lord’s Taverners offers young people with a range of abilities and disabilities the opportunity to become involved in cricket and a number of other activities in their local community. The aim is to involve as many disadvantaged and disabled young people, using physical activities such as cricket to help improve their self-esteem and health.

16 students who are currently studying Skills for Work or Into Work at our Maida Vale Campus, attended the finals and the awards ceremony which took place in the evening. “This all started when we were contacted by Middlesex Cricket Club about a tie-in partnership and each week a coach would come in and teach our students, who have learning disabilities and special needs, how to play cricket.” Said Robert Wood, a Disability Support Lecturer for CWC.

“This is a great opportunity for our students to mix with students from other Colleges and get out of their comfort zone.” Added Robert. “Cricket is a sport which requires team work, that’s why this is an amazing opportunity for our students to develop their communication skills and participate in a sporting event which they otherwise might not get the opportunity to get involved in outside of College.

 

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