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The Willows Primary School visited by England captain with Ashes Trophy

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Girls at The Willows Primary School in Wythenshawe (Manchester) were welcomed back to school after their summer break by a very special guest.

Only a few days after winning back the Ashes, England Women’s cricket captain Charlotte Edwards visited the school to inspire the next generation of Ashes winners.

She was also celebrating the news that the Chance to Shine schools’ cricket campaign is on the verge of reaching its one millionth girl. The milestone will be reached during the autumn school term (currently 983,000)*.

Charlotte took part in a cricketing session with Year 6 girls in school. Some of the girls now form a school team due to the success of the Chance to Shine campaign which is a great achievement as many of the girls hadn’t played cricket before its introduction.

All the girls involved had the opportunity to ask Charlotte about her experiences in cricket and get their hands on the impressive Ashes trophy. A video report of the session was also aired on Granada Reports.

* Source Chance To Shine, for further details visit: http://www.chancetoshine.org/news/england-captain-and-ashes-trophy-help-make-girls-feel-like-they-re-one-in-a-million.

Further images from Charlotte's visit available in Image gallery on the right.

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