Between January and March 2018, thirty children and young people from our Leyton Wicketz project took part in “Empowering Young Minds” a bespoke 9-week course, designed and delivered by Sumara Khan, which focussed on developing the participant’s life skills.
Workshops included topics such as identifying strengths and weaknesses, the importance of teamwork and creative problem solving.
Following the completion of the course, a special celebration was held at Leyton Sports Ground where the children and young people were able to reflect on their achievements with their parents.
August 2018 saw the return of Leyton Wicketz to the annual Wicketz residential run by The Lord’s Taverners. This year’s trip took place at Repton School in Derbyshire and was attended by Wicketz clubs from up and down the country.
As always, the residential provides an excellent opporunity for the Leyton children to experience a couple of nights away from home, meet new people, develop their cricket skills and take part in a variety of lifestyle workshops.
This year, the workshops included social media awareness, first aid, tackling knife crime, using poetry and music to express your feelings and avoid taking a bad path in life and Sugar Smart.
With funding from The Lord’s Taverners, we founded Leyton Wicketz CC in early 2017. Now into its second year, the club has grown signicantly and now features an under 11s team and over 40 members aged between 8 7 and 16.
The club also has a girl’s section, funded by the Newby Trust, which has grown significantly in recent months with training sessions regurlarly attended by an average of 16 girls.
For more information about the Wicketz programme visit: http://www.lordstaverners.org/wickez