Cirencester Kingshill School encourages primary school girls to get active
Pupils from Cirencester Kingshill School hosted a sports morning with a difference on Wednesday 19th July 2017. The ‘Primary Girls Can’ event was designed to promote the benefits of school sport and get primary school girls more active.
Over 90 girls from 8 local primary schools took part in the ‘Primary Girls Can’ day, named after Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign. The primary pupils got to experience a number of fun and diverse activities during the morning including Clubbersice (glow in the dark dancing!), Teambuilding, Cheerleading and Rugby. It was an opportunity for all the girls to engage in something new and exciting.
The sports morning formed part of the Girls Active programme, an initiative run by the Youth Sport Trust and Women in Sport to tackle the relatively lower levels of participation by girls in physical activity.
As Girls Active leaders, the 14 strong team of 14-16-year-old pupils were charged with encouraging 50 more girls to get involved in sport so they were delighted to have exceeded that challenge and enthused over 90 girls during their event.
The primary pupils left energised and excited about taking new ideas back to their schools and getting more involved in school sport. Lola Kelsey-Cross, a pupil at Fairford Primary School said “The Kingshill girls were happy and kind. They made it really fun and I enjoyed all the activities especially the rugby and the Teambuilding activity was really fun to do.”
This annual event will run next year and already there’s been lots of interest. Rosanna Steel, Girls’ Physical Education Teacher who organised the event said “I was delighted at the enthusiasm the primary girls showed and it was enormously rewarding to get such a big turnout. The Girls Active leaders did a great job engaging with the primary girls and made the whole event a real success!”
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