As Black History Month continues across the world, national children’s charity Chance to Shine is providing schools with the tools they need to celebrate Black British cricketers. 

The resources for Primary and Secondary Schools focus on highlighting the importance and the success of the Black players who have represented England since Roland Butcher made his debut in 1980. As well as encouraging pupils to learn about some of the Black stars of the game, the charity has also prepared practical, physical education sessions that reinforce the learning through fun, cricket skills-based activities that discuss the importance of inclusion and diversity in sport.

The resources have been supported by NatWest, who have worked with Chance to Shine over several years to support bringing the game to a wider and more diverse audience, and long-term broadcast partner for the game, Sky Sports.

Black History Month Resources

Classroom 'Learn' Lessons

A series of lessons that aim to support young people to increase their understanding of the contributions of Black players to English cricket.

- Primary School:

Teaching notes


Player Profile materials

Magnificent Moments handout

- KS3:

Teacher notes


Active Learning Play sessions

A session that combines learning with active cricket skills and games. The session can be used by KS1-3 and has differentiation and age suitability advice in the instructions.

Sporting Heroes