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• Green Ham & Eggs by Dr Seuss contains only 50 different words in the whole of the book. (Go on – count them!). Moreover, only one word contains more than one syllable – ‘Anywhere’. • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone had its title changed to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in America. • Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak has been both a film and an opera.

Celebrity favourite children’s stories

We asked lots of celebrities what their favourite story book was when they were young. Here are some of the answers…it seems that Roald Dahl was a popular choice.

• Frank L Baum who wrote ‘The Wizard of Oz’ also wrote a sequel called ‘Ozma of Oz’. Billini the chicken was one of the stars of this story! • A chapter was removed from Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ for being too gruesome. A character called Miranda Piker, a headmaster’s daughter got rather upset about a special sweet that instantly gave you spots. This allowed you to get a day off from school by fooling your parents you had measles. Miranda, who had never had a day off from school decided to ruin this recipe…and met rather a sticky end… If you want to read it, visit http://doodleda.wordpress. com/tag/charlie-and-the-chocolatefactory/ • JK Rowling found all those witchy sounding names (Toadflax, goutwort, grommel amongst others) from a very old book called ‘Culpeppers complete Herbal’, a famous book of herbal lore from the 1600s.

“Black Beauty, What Katy Did, Ballet Shoes and The Flower Fairies.” Author Jacqueline Wilson

• Roger Hargreaves created his first Mr Men character after his son Adam asked him what a tickle looked like – he drew Mr Tickle and the Mr Men were born. • Mr Cheeky was created by an 8 year old girl called Gemma Almond after a competition in The Sunday Times in 2001. • E L Stine wrote an incredible 62 books for the original Goosebumps collection between 1992 – 1997. Perfect if you like a spooky story about all those things that go bump in the night!

“Hi there, I was and still am a devotee of Dr Seuss” Matthew Ward, Actor – Horrible Histories BBC and Historian


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“The Twits by Roald Dahl was my favourite” Kate Lawler, DJ and presenter

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“What was my favourite childhood book? Tales of the faraway tree!” Lucy Kite, ITV Central Weather Presenter

“Going Solo by Roald Dahl Or Wind In The Willows”

“I reckon mine was “Where The Wild Things Are” & “Charlie & Chocolate Factory”

“Hey Primary Times, well with BookWeek coming up I would pick the BFG by RoaldDahl” Lloyd Warbey – Children’s TV Presenter of Art Attack, The Disney Chanel

“My favourite was The Twits by Roald Dahl. Mark” Mark Rhodes, from CBBC duo Sam and Mark



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CHILD IN NEED? Derbyshire County Council has launched a new countywide campaign to help find foster carers and adoptive parents. 8

One Derbyshire couple who heeded the call were Joanne and Ian Turner from Dove Holes in the High Peak. They became approved foster carers in May 2012 after deciding to open their hearts and their family home to a foster child. Busy mum of four Joanne, 38, said: “We decided to become foster carers as our own children are getting older and seemed the right time to do it. We know that not everyone is as lucky as us and we wanted to give a child the stability and love that our own family has experienced. We knew that we wanted to foster with Derbyshire County Council so started the process in October 2011 and were approved in May 2012. We found the whole process very easy. I was worried at first about how in-depth it would be but it was made so simple and didn’t feel intrusive.” The Turner’s first placement, a young boy, came to stay in July 2012 and has quickly become a loved member of the family. The couple’s own children range in age from


seven to 15 and have been involved and supported every step of the way. Joanne says: “Our children have taken him into the family and absolutely adore him. You can really see the difference in him already. The basics such as stability and love make a massive difference to a child. It’s not always easy, sometimes it can be tough and there are always challenges to face but the rewards far outweigh the difficulties. Knowing that you can make a real difference in the life of a child is the best feeling in the world.” FOSTERING IS A FAMILY AFFAIR: Joanne and Ian Turner have opened their hearts and family home to a foster child. There are currently around 700 children in care In Derbyshire and they all need loving homes whether for a short length of time or longer term. There are different types of fostering and you can decide which sort you are interested in and that best suits you.

Ian Thomas, Strategic Director for Children and Younger Adults said: “We’ve got a great team of 430 foster carers already. But we always need more to make sure we have homes across Derbyshire wherever we may need them. If you have ever thought about fostering or adoption then now is the time to make the first step.” Derbyshire County Council offers foster carers full training and support and maximum annual fees, allowances and bonuses ranging from £8,272* to over £36,000* depending on the age and complexity of needs of the child being cared for and the length of time you’ve been fostering for. On top of this you will receive a free broadband access, computer, membership of Derbyshire County Council’s Workforce extra scheme, a monthly e-newsletter and mentor support.

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Thursday 11th April

Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! A show full of fun & feathers for children 3 and up! This lively show for children 3 and up is full of fun, feathers, laughter and excitement and features original music and lots of audience participation! The friendly bus driver leaves us with one simple instruction – Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus! However, the Pigeon is very clever and whines, bribes, pleads and even sings a song to get his own way … BUT WILL YOU LET HIM DRIVE??? This show has been thrilling children in the UK for over three years and has just returned from a successful tour of the USA and Canada. Author Mo Willems has won six Emmy Awards as a writer and animator for Sesame Street and is the creator of The Cartoon Network’s hit shows Sheep in the Big City and Codename: Kids Next Door. He was recently awarded the Caldecott Honor for children’s literature. Adults £8.50, Children £6.50 Family tickets £26 (4 people incl at least 2 children) £19.50 (3 people incl at least 1 child) Children 2 or under £2.50 (on parent’s knee)

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James Campbell’s Comedy 4 Kids

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For children over 6, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words, a show which might or might not discuss scooters, Scottish country dancing and what we’ll do with all these gregarious giraffes. James recently taught Helen Skelton on Blue Peter to do stand up and is currently hosting his own TV show called The Big Book Babble which makes children’s authors more interesting. Edinburgh and UK Tours aside, James has performed his unique stand up for children all over the world including runs at the New Victory on Broadway NYC, the Chicago Humanities Festival, Just for Laughs in Montreal, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Adelaide Fringe, The Perth Literary Festival, The Southbank Imagine Festival and The Hay Festival. Adults £7.50, Children £6.50 Family Tickets £26 (4 people incl at least 2 children) £19.50 (3 people incl at least 1 child)

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Derby Live – Great Hall Sid is setting out on a heroic quest to find out where in the world his favourite socks and shoes have gone to - share in the adventure at the bottom of the sea, deep in the jungle or floating in outer space, you’ll meet some funny characters and discover plenty of surprises along the way. An interactive experience crammed with games, songs, poems and magic, Sid’s Show will leave you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Perfect for families with children aged 3-7. Tickets £10. Concessions: Family Ticket (4) £32, LIVEsaver, when booked online. Thursday 4 April

Michaela Strachan’s Really Wild Adventures Derby Live Guildhall Theatre Adapted from her own book of children’s poetry, popular TV presenter Michaela Strachan will take families on a delightful journey through an alphabet jungle of animal rhymes. From Antelopes to Zebras, from Orphaned Orangutans to Polar bear dentistry, this is a whistle stop interactive show full of poetry, dancing, music and lots of fascinating wildlife facts. Directed by award-winning Malachi Bogdanov. Michaela will be signing copies of her book after the show. “In a squirrel’s nutshell, a fun-filled hour of animal antics” Nottingham Post Running time - 1 hour. Suitable for children aged 3 - 8 (& Key Stage 1). Tickets £12 when booked online.

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AT WESTFIELD Westfield Derby has a host of great children’s activities lined up for Easter, from character appearances to Easter trails. Plus with a great retail line-up, fantastic food choices and a 12 screen cinema, there really is something for the whole family. On Good Friday on Friday 29 March, children can get creative in the craft workshop decorating your own funky egg box in time for Easter. Come down between 10am and 2pm to participate and get a free chocolate egg too.* Westfield are welcoming Yojojo and De Li from Waybuloo to the centre on Thursday 4 April. These CBeebies favourites will be doing their Yogo moves and you can join in! There are five sessions running throughout the day at 10am, 11am, midday, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Another CBeebies favourite, Mike the Knight, will be at the centre on Wednesday 10 April for a story telling event. Hear his medieval tales and get a chance to see him re-enact his fantastic adventures. Again five sessions will run throughout the day at 10am, 11am, midday, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. These events are free, full details on these and other Easter activities can be found at www.westfield. com/derby. If you visit during the Easter holidays and you aren’t yet a member of the Westfield Kids club, then visit our Concierge desk on level 1 to ask for details and get a free gift when you join. *While stocks last.



Follow the Easter Egg Trail around Ilam Park and win a prize. Facepainting and colouring competition included. The Easter Egg Trails are supported by Cadbury. Dogs on leads welcome. The trails take place from 11:00am to 4:00pm. For more information contact the White Peak Estate (Ilam Park). Telephone 01433 67036.



There will be Steam trains running on the 30th, 31st March & 1st & 3rd April. On EAST ER SUNDAY ONLY Easter activities will take place at all three stations, Cheddleton, Cons all and Kingsley & Froghall. All children can enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt, Hunt the Rabbit, Egg Painting and other Easter activities. To add to the fun join in and vote for your favourite Tea Room Girls Easter Bonnet! There will also be an Easter Sunday Lunch train running. Ticket prices cost from £4 to £26 for a family ticket. To check out timet able details visit vent/179/ easter-special-31-march-1-april FRIDAY 29TH MARCH – SUNDAY 14TH APRIL


There are many different activities takin g place at Chatsworth over the Easter period. In the house you can take the easter egg trail, with decorated eggs to mark some favourite pieces, both new and old. Farmyard easter egg hunts take place at 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm each day during the bank holiday weekend and places are allocated on a first come first served basis at the farmyard on the day. You can also enjoy sprin g flowers from the garden, displayed indoors in the painted hall. In the garden you can hunt for golden eggs across the garden and discover what ’s growing and changing this spring. You can get crafty in the Oak Barn with spring themed crafts. You can have your face painted at Flora’s Temple and you need to look out for the Easter Bunny. You can also take a ride on a dray pulled by a shire hors e. Horse and dray rides are £2 per person. In the farmyard and adventure playground you can take a ride on the Easter Eggspress. Rides on The East er Eggspress cost £2.50 per person. Tickets can be booked in advance online. Visit n/events/ easter-celebrations



Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood Explore the Easter trail around the gardens, and remember to collect your Cadbury’s reward at the end. Booking is not essential. Sessions last from 12 – 4pm and cost £1.50 per child. For more information, contact the Business Support Co-Ordinator on 01283 585337 or the website FRIDAY 29TH MARCH – TUESDAY 2ND APRIL


Easter crafts for the whole family, with the Heights first ever egg rolling tournament! There will also be giant egg making, paper basket weaving, chick and bunny pets, spring flowers sculptures and an Easter drawing competition. The Egg-Stravaganza takes place between 11.30am -3.30pm.



Have lots of fun at the Easter Craft Workshop. Make a variety of clay based objects inspired by ceramic animals from our collection , including traditional Easter symbols bunnies, chicks and eggs. The session lasts from 11.30am - 2.30pm. Sessions are free, with a suggested donation of £1. Visit www.sharpespotterymuseum events for more details.

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Cavendish’s Horses Return to Bolsover Castle! Join us at Bolsover Castle this Easter – and every weekend until September – for spectacular horse displays! Expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume will put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding House. Not only that, but this Easter weekend we’re taking you back to 1642 as Bolsover Castle prepares for battle! Watch as the King’s cavalry practice combat manoeuvres, plus there’ll be music, swordfighting displays and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Craftroom Tours Find out about Denby, then paint a pot and make a clay souvenir. Daily at 12pm & 3pm. Booking advisable, call 01773 740799

Easter Sunday 31st March • Easter Bonnet Parade 1.30pm Free to enter - win Easter prizes • Easter Egg Hunt 2pm Lots of eggs to find. Book at Tours Reception • Clearance Sale Marquee Event *Please note that due to Easter Sunday Trading Law, the Home Store and Factory Shop will be closed on Sun 31st March. Rest of Centre is open as usual 10am - 5pm

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Join in the Easter holiday Craft Sessions. Sessions will be at 11am and 2pm daily and will include having fun modelling with clay, decorating Easter pieces and having a go at painting your own plate, mug or Easter egg. Entry: Children over 3, £5.95, Adults £2.50. Please note: the entry price includes all clay items and up to 2 decorated pieces for children to take home, however if you want to keep painted items there is a further charge per item fired (from £3.95 per piece). Craftroom Tours are at 12pm and 3pm daily during this period. Booking recommended for this popular activity - call 01773 740 799. MONDAY 1ST APRIL


Enjoy the Plasticine Play session. Create an Easter inspired creation, have a photo taken and see it on display in the museum later in the year. The session lasts from 11.30am - 2.30pm and is free, with a suggested donation of £1. Visit for more details. TUESDAY 2ND APRIL TO THURSDAY 4TH APRIL

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Come along to the Cycle Derby holiday club. You’ll make loads of new friends and learn lots of great bike skills on our various cycling days out around Derby. Cycle Club activities & timetable: Tuesday - Fun cycling skills & games Wednesday - BMX Coaching Thursday - Cycling picnic Friday - Mountain bike ride Location: Ravensdale Junior School Date: 9-12 April 2013 Time: 10:00am – 3:30pm Age: 8 – 14 years Price: £12 per day or £45 for all 4 days

Requirements • Own Bike • Food & Drink • Appropriate clothing • You need to book this activity in advance

to For more information or book please call Cycle Derby on 01332 641747 or cyclederby@derby.go

For children who are getting onto two wheels for the first time or those who have tried to ride and not quite got there! 30-45 minute lesson. Dates: 3, 4 & 5 April 2013 Location: Markeaton Park Time: First lesson 10:00am Last lesson 2:00pm Age: 4 years and up Price: £7.50 Requirements • Own Bike • You need to book this activity in advance

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Robin Wood, Ingelby nr Swarkestone Time: 10am - 3pm Date: 4 & 11 April 2013 Age: 10-16 years Price: £12.00 Requirements: • Appropriate clothing • You need to book this activity in advance • Food and drink

SPRING CRAFT ACTIVITIES FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SUDBURY HALL AND THE NATIONAL TRUST MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD Spring into Spring with a variety of activities and crafts for families. Sessions last from 12 – 4pm and cost £1 per child. Booking not essential. For more information contact the Business Support Co-Ordinator on 01283 585337 or visit TUESDAY 2ND APRIL TO THURSDAY 4TH APRIL

SPRING CRAFT ACTIVITIES FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SUDBURY HALL AND THE NATIONAL TRUST MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD Spring into Spring with a variety of activities and crafts for families. Sessions last from 12 – 4pm and cost £1 per child. Booking not essential. For more information contact the Business Support Co-Ordinator on 01283 585337 or visit SATURDAY 6TH APRIL

WISHING WOODS CRAFTS WITH TESS WILLOUGHBY HEIGHTS OF ABRAHAM, MATLOCK BATH Fun sessions of copper embossing, willow work and magical creature sketching. Fun for all ages. Sessions last from 11.30am -3.30pm.





Decorate a tile with lithograph transfer. Have a guided tour of the museum. Pop along to see what the museum can offer groups. Find out about our ‘Kids take over the Museum’ day in November and look into how you can take part. Booking may be required when you arrive depending on the popularity of the event. The event lasts from 11am –

3pm and is free, with a suggested donation of £1. Visit for more details SATURDAY 13TH APRIL


Fun sessions of copper embossing, willow work and magical creature sketching. Fun for all ages. Sessions last from 11.30am -3.30pm. SATURDAY 13TH APRIL

MAY POLES SHARPE’S POTTERY MUSEUM 12.30am - 3.30pm. £1.50 per item Take the hassle out of making a Maypole at home for the school parade and have fun making yours at the Museum drop in workshop. The session lasts from 12.30am until

3.30pm and costs £1.50 per item. Visit for more details SATURDAY 20TH APRIL – SUNDAY 21ST APRIL


A Dangly Dragon and Junky Monkey Workshop. Crafty fun for all the family. For more information, visit the website SUNDAY 5TH & MONDAY 6TH MAY


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Into That Forest (11+) Louis Nowra, Egmont, £10.99 This is the story of two girls lost in the Tasmanian bush, saved and raised by two Tasmanian tigers. ‘We were lost, and the only thing that could help us were the tiger. The more I looked at its black eyes, the more I seen kindness, and I knew it were saying to us, Come, I’ll take you home.’ Into That Forest reads like a true story – it’s in turn wonderful, truly moving and shocking. If you like The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas or Life of Pi, you’ll love this.

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When a sick cub arrives at the cruel bear farm, no one expects it to survive. But twelve year old Tam refuses to give up hope – he nurses the bear back to health and they form an unbreakable bond. Tam swears to return his bear to the wild – but in a world torn apart by indifference and greed will Tam ever be able to keep his promise?

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Wendy Quill would love to be a little bit famous, but when she fails to land a lead role in the school production of Peter Pan (even though she is a real-life Wendy) she has to settle on making her theatrical debut as a crocodile’s bottom. Fortunately, it’s not long before Wendy is dragged along to her best friend Florence’s tap-dancing class, where she manages to land a part in The Wizard of Oz thanks to her amazingly sensible shoes, but there is an incident with some face paint, and things don’t exactly go to plan. Wendy FINALLY gets the taste of fame she’s been craving when she dresses up for a school project and has her picture taken for the local paper (but that’s all thanks to Kevin, the school rat). EASTER 2013 ISSUE


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Celebrity football match launched by Harry charity

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of 18 celebrities from the entertainment and sporting world including Joe Calzaghe (World Champion Boxer) and Nathan Cleverley (Current World Champion Boxer), James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series of films), as well as reality television favourites Mario Falcone and Little Chris (TOWIE) and Jamie Laing and Spencer Matthews (Made in Chelsea). 18

Footy4Harry promises to be one of the biggest celebrity charity football events this year, raising vital funds for the HelpHarryHelpOthers charity which was launched in September 2012 in order to continue the vital work of Harry, who passed away aged 11 in October 2011 from an inoperable brain cancer. In conjunction with Birmingham FC, the celebrity football match will feature two teams


Under the guidance of ex-Birmingham City ace Michael Johnson and former Aston Villa favourite Ian Taylor, the teams will battle it out on the field to be crowned champion of the 2013 Footy4Harry match. Kicking off at 3pm, tickets are available for children from just £1 and adults £10, with all proceeds going to continue HelpHarryHelpOthers’ fantastic work. There will also be a family fun fair on site, held in St. Andrews away supporters’ car park. This will be free admission to all, with some tasty food stalls serving up delicious culinary treats, and adrenaline filled rides.

This part of the event will be free admission to members of the public and their families and will play host to a multitude of expo displays, fairground rides, food stalls and family entertainment. Harry’s mum Georgie Mosley adds: “Harry would have been very proud of the Footy4Harry match, combining his love of football and fundraising to help raise money for the benefit of others. We wanted to make this event a fun day out for all the family, as well as football fans, so with tickets available from £1 this really is a great and affordable way to enjoy a summer’s day with your friends and family.”

Help for schools will get children learning outdoors Schools and community groups across Derbyshire are being urged to access environmental experts who can help children learn in the great outdoors. WildScience - which is supported by the University of Derby and delivered by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Enviro-Learn and University students - is now offering a number of free educational experiences to schools and learning groups in Derby and Derbyshire. Through the WildScience project, teachers and group leaders can engage their pupils in a variety of free activities including pond dipping, nature’s recycling, wild bushcraft, a mini-beast hunt or a BioBlitz. Beverley Rhodes, of WildVolunteering, said: “After a successful pilot year last year we wanted to make WildScience available to more children across Derbyshire. “The activities can be held in a school or groups’ own grounds or a local green space or park, and children have a great time looking for mini beasts, finding out about trees, ‘alien invaders’ and biodiversity on their doorsteps.”

Trained students from the University deliver the wildlife educational activities, which are linked to the National Curriculum’s maths and science subjects, and encourage children to understand and enjoy outdoor spaces, wildlife and to get involved in biodiversity. Jason Nichols, Community Relations Assistant at the University of Derby, added: “This year we have over 30 students delivering projects in the community and across our schools. We are also supported by community specialists, so this approach is attracting real interest, and we want many more people to benefit by accessing this programme.” To learn more, teachers and group leaders are encouraged to go to the WildScience page on the University’s website projects/wildscience and download the booking form. Or email Jason Nichols in Community Relations at or call Beverley Rhodes on 07544 281105.



Easter is here again, and very soon you will be tucking into a yummy chocolate egg (or 3). But here are some fun facts that you may not know about our favourite Easter Treat. • The tallest chocolate Easter egg ever was made in Italy in 2011. At 10.39 metres in height and 7,200 kg in weight, it was taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant! More than enough to share with your whole street. • 43% of kids say they eat their first chocolate egg before Easter Sunday, but the average time for children to eat their first Easter egg is 11 o’clock on Easter Sunday morning – a chocolate themed breakfast maybe? • In the UK alone, a whopping 90 million chocolate eggs are sold each year? 20

• Thirteenth-century Macedonians were the first Christians known to use coloured eggs in their Easter celebrations. Crusaders returning from the Middle East spread the custom of colouring eggs, and Europeans then began to use coloured eggs to celebrate Easter and other holidays.


• Medieval Easter eggs were boiled with onions to give them a golden sheen. Edward I, however, went one better and in 1290 he ordered 450 eggs to be covered in gold leaf and given as Easter gifts. Very generous! • John Cadbury made his first Cadbury Easter egg in 1875. By 1892 the company was producing 19 different lines, all made from dark chocolate. But Cadbury didn‘t create the first chocolate Easter Egg – that was created by Fry’s in 1873. • According to 80 million chocolate Easter eggs are sold each year. This accounts for 10% of Britain’s annual spending on chocolate! • In medieval times, a festival of egg throwing was held in church, during which the priest would throw a hardboiled egg to one of the choirboys. It was then tossed from one choirboy to the next and whoever held the egg when the clock struck 12 was the winner and retained the egg. • In the UK, children receive on average 8.8 chocolate Easter eggs every year. • One in five children (19%) have made themselves ill because they have eaten too much chocolate during the holidays. Yuck!

SPECIAL EASTER COMPETITON - WIN A FREE CRICKET COURSE WITH DERBYSHIRE CRICKET BOARD. We have a very special competition courtesy of Derbyshire Cricket board. Four lucky winners will each receive a free place on one of Derbyshire Cricket Board’s summer holiday cricket courses. Designed to help girls and boys develop their cricketing fundamentals in a fun environment, each week-long course includes lots of fun activities and games to develop all-round cricket skills. Whether you just want some fun in the school holidays or striving to be the next England captain, these courses will help you to become the best player you can be. Highly qualified UKCCA Level II and III Derbyshire Cricket Board coaches use the same fundamentals used by Derbyshire county squads and England stars as well as age appropriate and innovative activities, fun games and match scenarios. To enter, Simply answer this question:

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