Project Officer - Children & Young People
We’re helping secondary school girls to create positive change in their schools.
Girls aged 11-18 years old exercise less than boys. Fear of judgement is putting their physical and mental health at risk. This can limit their potential and ability to engage in school. So we’re on a mission to help girls grow in confidence and create a culture that encourages them to be active.
Girls’ health and wellbeing is deteriorating. Unless we take action now, these negative issues will have a significant impact on them and the women they will become.
Women in Sport
We’re running a series of free events for schools. Each one will focus on empowerment, health and well-being. Girls will explore what physical activity could look like in their schools. And we’ll help them gain the confidence and skills to create change.
Back at school, teachers will support them to make changes and encourage their friends to be active too.
The events are inspired by Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign.
I wish we could do more "boy" sports e.g. rugby and football.
Female pupil, Winchester event
This Girl Can Hampshire Secondary School events are for:
Schools can bring between 6-10 female pupils and up to 2 accompanying staff members.
The events will involve:
Pupils will gain a:
The teachers' workshop was very helpful at looking at how we can support girls with low levels of participation.
Teachers will gain:
Dates for the events will be published on our events page. Until then, get in touch with Kelly or Sharon to find out more.