The former and current Australian players welcomed the announcement of increased federal government funding and an expansion of the program at the Blaxcell Street Public School in Granville, New South Wales. Blaxcell Street Public School used the resource in the program’s initial year during 2007 with great success.
The resource deals with social and community issues such as bullying, racism, prejudice, leadership and fair play, and forms part of curriculum subjects like English, Art and Information Technology. After reaching 5000 children across 250 schools in its initial year, the program will this year expand to reach an additional 6000 children and 300 schools over 2008.
The CricKids Playing in Harmony resource was piloted in 2006 and was launched in 2007, it being the first time a formal education program of this type has been coordinated by Australian cricket.
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