Girls Active Inspiration Day motivates pupils to make a change in their schools

Posted: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:46

Girls Active Inspiration Day motivates pupils to make a change in their schools

150 girls from schools across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have been inspired and empowered to help shape a PE offer that is suitable for all and influence their peers about physical activity choices.

The girls, who had all been selected by their schools to take part, attended a Girls Active Inspiration Day and took part in a variety of workshops to help give them the skills and confidence to work collaboratively with PE staff to develop an action plan to bring the programme to life back in their school.

As part of their school's Girls Leadership and Marketing Squad (GLAM), they will each work together to motivate their peers to become more active and influence the opportunities available within their school.

Workshops, covering topics such as the importance of role models and understanding and influencing your audience, were delivered by tutors from the Youth Sport Trust after the conference was opened by two athlete mentors, former professional tennis player Jade Windley, and World Thai boxing and British boxing Champion Rachel MacKenzie.

Practical taster sessions in activities such as Drumba, yoga, boxercise and Zumba were also delivered by a range of providers.

The day was organised and hosted by Active Derbyshire and Active Notts, and held at Eastwood Hall.

Schools which took part included: Wilsthorpe Community School, Ashfield Comprehensive School, Hasland Hall Community School, Outwood Academy Valley, Bramcote School, Frederick Gent School, Alderman White School, Lady Manners School, David Nieper Academy, Ivanhoe College, Outwood Academy Newbold, Retford Oaks Academy, and The Joseph Whitaker School.

Tags: Active Derbyshire, Active Notts, Girls Active, This Girl Can