All Year round Indoor & Outdoor Community Cricket Hubs – S.T.R.E.E.T.S Programme:

Experiential learning through sporting hubs: The Integrated sports programme supports and reinforces issues in the society in which the programme is being delivered.  Classwork reminders are delivered during the sports session to compliment participants knowledge and awareness of social, educational and employability subjects that were delivered in the past.

Using Sport to implement UN Sustainable Development Goals – 1,2, 5, 7, 13

Youth Voice – All Luton Schools unite in Civic Participation – Cricket World Cup – Ten Schools – Ten Countries

All 10 of the town’s secondary schools were invited to participate in a mini world cup.  The objective of event/workshop was to get the youth to voice the problems they know of or have experienced near their schools, and work together in teams to discuss the causes, effects and eventually the potential solutions.

I asked the young people to consider the following in their local community: 1. What social problems are there around your school?, 2. What are causes of this problem? 3. What are the effects of this on individuals/communities?

  1. What can be done to resolve this problem?

This information was recorded on flip charts and then presented as a group to all of the schools present. 

Special Guests for the day: Kabir Ali & Shaftab Khalid were invited for the day to deliver a master class in fast bowling and spin respectively. 

Some social issues raised by the youth were. 

  1. Bullying
  2. Racism
  3. Mental Health
  4. Littering
  5. Food Poverty
  6. Peer Pressure