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Southern Grenadines primary schools catch Kiddy Cricket fever

Southern Grenadines primary schools catch Kiddy Cricket fever

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Primary schools in the Southern Grenadines are now part of the Scotia Bank Kiddy Cricket Programme.{{more}}

In on the programme are five schools: Canouan (2), Mayreau (1) and Union Island (2), which brings the total number of schools enrolled to sixty-one.

The introduction of the programme to the Southern Grenadines complements the soon to be started Kiddy Cricket Programme in the lone school on Mustique.

Local co-ordinator of the Kiddy Cricket Programme Stanley Hinds told SEARCHLIGHT that his team of coaches will visit one central island in the Southern Grenadines and Mustique at least once per month.

Hinds, Cleton Burnette and Uzzah Pope are the coaches involved in the programme.

He said, as with other schools on the mainland, the success of the programme depends on the teachers making use of the manuals and kits during their physical education/games periods.

The Kiddy Cricket initiative was started in 1999 with the aim of providing equipment to schools and giving children the opportunity to play cricket, foster their knowledge and appreciation for the game.

The programme targets boys and girls, ages seven to 12. It promotes the development of motor skills, arts and crafts abilities, and even speediness in math.(RT)

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