PUPILS at a Louth school got the chance to link up live with the England Women's Cricket Team this week.
The team has been competing in the World Twenty20 Championships 8,000 miles away in Sri Lanka, and Greenwich House Independent School teacher Arran Brindle is amongst those playing for her country.
With the school embracing sport as well as innovation and new technologies, Arran and her team mates from the England side, including captain Charlotte Edwards, have been able to share their experiences with students and update them on progress via live link up into the classroom.
Arran, said: "Whilst away it is important I keep in touch with students at the school and to update them on the progress we're making in Sri Lanka.
"The other girls in the team are also keen to support me in doing this.
"Most of the students take a keen interest in cricket and it's exciting for us to be able to speak and for me to be able to explain to them about the cultural differences between the two countries and what it's like to live in other parts of the world."
Arran has competed with the England side for a number of years and aside from her success in the women's game, she has also captained Louth's Men's Cricket Team where she became the first women ever to hit a century in a men's Premier League fixture.
Greenwich House headteacher, Jennifer Brindle, said: "The students' enthusiasm to keep in touch with Arran whilst away is tremendous and as a school we do all we can to facilitate it.
"Being able to talk with the England players isn't something everyone is able to do and we embrace the opportunity to encourage our students to be ambitious about what they can achieve and to give them inspiration and memories that can stay with them throughout their lives."