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23rd June 2010

Over 100 Children Dance for 6000

Launched in 2010, this innovative Dance programme works with six schools in the region to provide a six week school-based dance programme. The schools taking part were: Tudhoe Grange School Spennymoor, Harelaw School Stanley, Consett School, Wolsingham School, St Bedes School Peterlee and Gilesgate School Durham

The Fouondations Health programme is supported by Northumbrian Water and the Esh Charticable Trust, Durham County Cricket Foundation has also been working with local performing arts group TinArts to deliver these sessions. 

Mark Foster, Durham Cricket Foundation Director, said “What a brilliant day for these children. The opportunity to dance in front of 6000 people and show some of their moves off is great to see. When we came up with the idea of this programme, the primary goal was to get more kids active and that has been only part of what we have achieved. 

The project has really involved a lot of people, and I feel it has been a great programme for us to develop our links within communities that may not necessarily have been involved in cricket or with Durham CCC before. I’ve been really impressed by the dedication and enthusiasm of the children involved and I what a final performance!”

The Durham County Cricket Foundation, since its launch in 2009, has interacted with over 10,000 people in the local community. The Foundation aims to provide inspiration, motivation and raised self-esteem to our local community using the power of sport and delivers programmes that fall in following five pillars; Grassroots Sport, Club Development, Health, Education and Social Cohesion.