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Women’s cricketer Caroline Atkins visits Writhlington - December 2012

The sporting celebrity theme continued this month with a visit from England cricketer, Caroline Atkins.

Caroline was a member of the England Women's Cricket team, which retained the ashes while on tour in Australia in 2008. She also broke the record for the highest stand in women's One Day International Cricket with a first wicket partnership of 268 with Sarah Taylor at Lord's for England against South Africa.

Caroline is a level 2 coach and a “Chance to Shine” ambassador. Caroline’s coaching skills were put into action on her visit to Writhlington.

Caroline spent the day at school visiting classes from Years 7 to 10 and sharing her endless enthusiasm with a the students. The visit culminated in a fun coaching and match session for the girls.

P.E teacher at Writhlington, Karla Passingham commented ‘It was a fantastic experience for all and the Writhlington girls’ cricket teams hope to put their newfound skills to the test when their indoor season begins again in January’.