Alec Stewart will join CBBC presenter Angellica
Bell and go back to school on Friday 19 March to celebrate
the launch of playground markings at Christ Church CE School, Ealing,
Christ Church beat 5,580 other schools to win the national BBC Sport
Kwik Cricket competition last summer. The prize, a set of playground
markings, will encourage children of all ages, gender and ability to
get active and participate in games and sport.
England and Kent batter Lydia Greenway, who has just
returned from a successful tour to South Africa with the England women's
team, will also join Alec to offer additional cricket coaching to the
The schedule for the day includes an introduction to and presentations
on the Playground Markings Scheme; a demonstration and coaching session
with the children and press interviews with Alec, Angellica and Lydia.
The Playground Markings Scheme has been produced by Highway Safety
Systems in association with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
The playground markings are bright, multi-sport targets and markings
which transform any outdoor space into an additional teaching facility
and are an affordable and cost effective way to encourage children to
get active at school.
ECB Facilities Manager, Bruce Cruse, said: "Young children have
often drawn a set of stumps on a wall to improvise a cricket match and
these markings are one step further.
"We must develop cricket from the playground to Test arena and
the children prove that, in the playground, cricket can flourish.
"Cricketers like Alec and Lydia can then show what's possible
in the Test arena."