Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Yorkshire Cricket Foundation have worked closely with Education Leeds throughout 2010 on a number of initiatives including their ‘100% Attendance’ campaign, ‘Give it 100%’. Through rewarding children who achieve 100% attendance, YCCC and the YCF aim to help promote the values of education and encourage more children to invest in their future.
The relationship with Education Leeds has also developed to support Education Leeds’ Anti Bullying campaign and the Yorkshire squad posed in anti-bullying boxers in Abu Dhabi in 2009.
It is hoped that through continued support we can educate and target more children directly and use the power of sport to inspire and motivate them.
- 150 children received tickets to Yorkshire County Cricket Club matches for good attendance.
- 10 competition winners were invited to perform the Guard of Honour at one of Yorkshire’s twenty20 matches in 2010.
- Over 24,000 pupils achieved 100% school attendance for the month of March 2010. This helped many of the schools, 230 primary schools and 38 high schools, in the city to raise their attendance significantly. Consequently, the city's overall attendance rate achieved its target set by the government. This has continued the upward trend of recent years.
"Yorkshire Cricket has been a main contributor to the success of the Attendance Champions ‘Give it 100%’ Competition. The success of this initiative is due to the fabulous Business Partners, who give their time, expertise and resources willingly and the support from Yorkshire Cricket is greatly valued. Our joint work is showing great benefits for the communities in Leeds and the initiatives are having a positive impact for young people and families. This has only been possible with the support of Yorkshire County Cricket Club as one of our business partners.”
Hilary Farmery, Attendance Champions Co-ordinator, Education Leeds.
150th Year Celebration
2 Sep 2013
Abbeydale Sports Club, Sheffield