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Bank of England governor to take part in ‘Dream Cricket School’ at Waterloo

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Bank of England governor Mervyn King, sports minister Hugh Robinson and a member of the England cricket team will teach lessons at Johanna Primary School next month as part of National Cricket Day.

Mervyn King co-founded the Chance to Shine campaign in 2005. The scheme, run by the Cricket Foundation charity, helps link cricket clubs to local state schools and aims to reach two million children by 2015.

"June 23rd will be the biggest festival of cricket ever held in Great Britain," he said.

"It's a day on which we hope that the qualities engendered by cricket can extend beyond the cricket pitch and into the classroom."

King himself will be part of a 'Dream Cricket School' at Johanna Primary School in Waterloo and will assist in a cricketing maths lesson while a member of the England cricket team takes a PE class.

Sports minister Hugh Robertson will speak at a cricket-themed school assembly and other celebrity cricket fans will cover cross-curricular cricket classes at the Waterloo school.

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