Cricket Flag Bearers

On Sunday 2 July 24 students and 3 members of staff had an early start setting off at 5am.  They were about to embark on a once in a life time opportunity where they would be flag bearing in a Women’s World Cup cricket match between India and Pakistan.

We arrived at Derbyshire County Cricket club at 8.30am where the students had to practise the flag bearing ceremony.   An extra pressure for our students was the flags were not permitted to touch the floor due to the two countries religion.

The students even made it on to the TV as this match was televised live on Sky Sports 2, enabling millions of people to watch the match.

During the interval the students took part in cricket matches on the pitch showing off their skills to the sell-out crowd!

We are all very proud of our students whose behaviour was fantastic at all times.

We would like to thank all the parents who made sure their child was up and at school on time and to the KEY organisation who provided a small grant of £500 which paid towards the cost of the transport and provided everyone with refreshments throughout the day.