Paul Collingwood coached cricket at a Chewits Sports Course for primary school children from Newcastle. A mix of boys and girls, aged between five and 11 years, learnt a number of new cricket skills, as well as the importance of leading an active lifestyle.
The exclusive session with Paul formed part of a Chewits Sports Course, one of thousands that run daily during school holidays across the country. In conjunction with Premier Sport, Chewits created the courses to provide children with fun sporting activities, whilst educating them about the importance of exercise as part of a balanced lifestyle.
Since 2008, more than 600,000 children have visited the holiday courses that span over 20 sporting disciplines ranging from football and gymnastics to exciting new sports like free running and street dance. As part of the session, Paul delivered cricket coaching to demonstrate the importance of sport in his life and the role it could play in theirs to maintain a healthy regime.
Reflecting on the session, Paul, double Ashes winning ex-England and current Durham cricketer, said: “Coming in today, it was great to see the kids enjoying a range of sports with smiles on their faces. The most important thing is for kids to get out and enjoy staying active. As a parent I understand how important it is to keep my kids entertained during school holidays and Chewits Sports Courses provide a great opportunity to do this.”