A ripple of excitement permeated Wellington School on Friday as cricketer Kevin Pietersen spent a day in school. Over 100 students took part in practical exercises and hands-on batting and bowling applications, as well as hearing Kevin speak about his experiences. He was accompanied by a team of professional Australian cricketers to support his training.
In the evening, Kevin hosted a dinner in Great Hall for 150 parents and friends, where he answered questions and spoke candidly about his career. The school then held an auction of Kevin Pietersen’s cricketing memorabilia, autographs were signed and photos were taken with the guests. Kevin proved to be an engaging speaker and an attentive host for the evening.
All the money raised throughout the events will go to Kevin Pietersen’s charity KP24 Foundation. They support underprivileged children around the globe to have a better chance in sport and in life.
“We are delighted that Kevin was prepared to spend so much time with our pupils and their families,” commented Steffan Jones, Wellington School’s new head of Sports Performance and Wellbeing.
“To meet such an important sporting figure and to work directly with him gives our pupils something to aspire to and real sense of what is possible,” concluded ex-Somerset CCC cricketer Steffan Jones.