for success was launched at the Riverside in April 2001. The 'state
of the art' classroom helps hundreds of children learn literacy
and numeracy as well as IT.
initiative offers young people in both County Durham and Wearside
the opportunity to study after school hours in a new and exciting
venue. Playing for Success is a national education initiative aimed
at raising attainment in numeracy and literacy in Key Stages 2 &
Manager, Sue Atkinson, says: "This is a ground-breaking initiative,
with the cricket club providing a motivating and exciting venue
for young people. We are pleased to be working in partnership with
the Club and are grateful for its support."
Midgley, Chairman of Durham CCC, says: "We are keen to attract
all sections of the community to the Riverside and to get maximum
use of the tremendous facilities here. I am sure that the children
will be stimulated by their surroundings and get real benefit from
the whole experience of having a classroom in such an unusual setting."