Summer school is a big hit
Published at 09:05, Monday, 13 August 2012
A NEW groundbreaking scheme to encourage disabled people to participate in cricket is proving a big hit in the district.
Children from the Priory School, in Hexham, have been enjoying a summer of cricket with thanks to the Hit the Top initiative.
The scheme has been introduced by Lord’s Taverners Cricket For Change, a charity which uses the sport to change the lives of disadvantaged young people, and is being run locally by North Country Leisure’s sports development team in partnership with Northumberland Cricket Board.
Through professional coaching, training and competition, young people improve their cricketing skills and are able to access cricket provision comparable to their able-bodied peers.
Community sports coach Matt Bewick said:“This is the first year we have delivered cricket for this project and we have really enjoyed working with local children and seeing how much they have enjoyed learning new skills through cricket.”
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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Over 2,000 people attended the Temperance Gala held at Greencroft Park, Haltwhistle.
Led by the Bardon Mill Brass Band, 12 temperance societies paraded through the town, prior to an open air meeting in the park.
During the event the Rev. J.M. Russel condemned the House of Commons for rejecting a proposal to increase taxes on spirits and beer.