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ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 releases special home-based edition of bi-lingual CRIC-KIDS Education Resource

To support New Zealanders through COVID restrictions, the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 (CWC22) has revealed 10 exciting ‘at home’ activities from the CRIC-KIDS Education Resource – a sneak peak of what can be expected from the full release next month.

Aimed at Kiwi kids aged 7-13, the CRIC-KIDS education resource brings to life the excitement of the CWC22 in a learning context, highlighting the importance of Hauora and wellbeing. Today’s release contains 10 of the 45 stand-alone tasks which will be available from 1 September.

Available in Te reo Māori and English, tamariki can get creative with cricket and tuck into some fun activities that will get their mind active while we keep Aotearoa safe at home (access at-home activities here).

Fresh off the back of her MIQ stint, Olympic gold medalist and CWC22 Champion Emma Twigg thinks these activities will be a welcome addition to lockdown for many tamariki throughout the country.

“There will be so many Kiwi kids throughout the country that will be missing their fix of sport while they’re at home in lockdown, as I am too.

“I know the kids in our whānau and friendship group will love adding these CRIC-KIDS activities to their daily routine. A perfect way to keep the mind and body active, as well as learning about cricket,” Twigg said.

All 10 activities require minimal space, little to no equipment and are self-driven.

CRIC-KIDS
CRIC-KIDS

Kura Kaupapa Māori, schools and community organisations can register here to receive the full CRIC-KIDS education resource.

Health and wellbeing motivator Dave Letele, who features in a video promoting CRIC-KIDS, said the early release of the resource was great to see.

“Staying motivated and active, both mentally and physically, can be a real challenge in lockdown,” Letele said.

“Having seen the CRIC-KIDS programme in action recently when it was launched up in Waitangi, I know it will be a great resource for everyone looking for fresh ideas to engage the whānau in lockdown.”

CRIC-KIDS was created by kaiako (teachers) and aligns to the National Curriculum (Te Mārautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) and The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC). Educators can choose to do one task, or all 45, making the resource incredibly user friendly.

Schools and community organisations can apply to receive CWC22 cricket sets to assist with physical ‘Have a go!’ tasks. They’ll also have the opportunity to secure tickets to attend matches in their host city.

CRIC-KIDS will enable young learners (years 3 – 8) around Aotearoa to get behind the country’s hosting of the tournament in the classroom, backyard and the nation’s packed out stadia.

ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 CEO, Andrea Nelson says: “We’re delighted to be releasing a special edition of CRIC-KIDS to help all those parents like me running out of fun activities for their children to do while at home – there’s only so much banana bread the household can make.”

“I’m very excited to see kids get a sneak peak of the resource over the coming days before Kura Kaupapa Māori, schools and community groups take up the resource and adapt it to their own classrooms in a way that works for them.”

The CRIC-KIDS Education Programme is part of the ‘In Our Backyard’ project, where the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022, NZ Rugby, NZ Football, and Yachting NZ have joined forces to make the most of New Zealand hosting three Women’s World Cups and the Sailing Grand Prix and further shape learning through sport in New Zealand schools and kura.

For tournament information, fixtures and all the latest ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 news, go to https://www.icc-cricket.com/cwc22.

ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 at a glance

  • Hosted in New Zealand from 4 March to 3 April, 2022
  • Eight nations
  • 31 matches
  • Six host cities: Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin

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