ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019 ‘CREATE A CHARACTER’ COMPETITION CAPTURES IMAGINATION OF PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

‘Create a Character’ competition forms part of the Schools Programme developed by the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and Chance to Shine

A national competition has been launched this term asking primary school aged children to get creative and design a character that represents the values of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

The ICC Cricket World Cup is being hosted in England and Wales next year, and the competition forms part of the Schools Programme which has been developed by the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Chance to Shine, and the England & Wales Cricket Board.

The Create a Character competition invites pupils to explore each of the six values of the Cricket World Cup; Teamwork, Respect, Dedication, Resilience, Creativity, Joining In and Having Fun.

Children can draw their character and use their creative writing skills to create a character description and show how their design embodies one of the six values of the ICC Cricket World Cup. By entering their penned portraits into the competition, pupils will be in with a chance to win a set of tickets to see a match at the Cricket World Cup, and have their designs displayed in Cricket World Cup venues and on schools’ materials. All pupils who enter will be sent an official ICC Cricket World Cup certificate.

As well as the competition, the Schools Programme has developed a free Create a Character lesson plan which includes film, quizzes and activities with a focus on PSHE, Citizenship, English, to help teachers inform pupils about the Values.

Peter Black, Year 3 Teacher at North Primary School, Southall said: “The Create a Character competition is fantastic. The resources help children to really think about what qualities are important in contributing not just in a team but in the wider world and highlight the importance of people skills.”

The Create a Character competition is part of the Cricket World Cup Schools Programme which has been designed to capture the imagination of teachers, children and their parents across the country. The programme includes a series of resources, assembly ideas, competitions and cross-curricular activities, hosted on the Chance to Shine website.

One of the aims of the ICC Cricket World Cup is to engage one million young people in primary schools throughout England and Wales in the lead up to – and duration of – the tournament.

The Create a Character competition is accepting design entries now and closes on Friday 14th December. Six winners will be selected to represent the six values and will be notified on Friday 18th January.  

For further information about the Cricket World Cup Schools Programme, and the Create a Character competition, please visit: www.chancetoshine.org/teaching-resources

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