Have your say

Read and share your experiences of physical activity and sport.

This page is dedicated to the stories and experiences of young people. It’s your Energise YOUth blog. We’ve kicked it off with a story from our Project Intern, Charlotte. But this page will grow with Energise YOUth and become whatever you want it to be. This is your place to have your say.

Charlotte's story

Charlotte loved being active as a child. But when kids at school started laughing at her red face that all changed.

“As I became more aware of it, and more kids at school pointed it out and laughed, I felt more and more ashamed. I stopped doing all the sports that I loved because I was too embarrassed. I just didn’t want anyone to see me.”

Opening up to a few close friends helped Charlotte return to what she loved.

Read Charlotte’s story

Charlotte catching her breath after a run

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If you would like to write for the Energise YOUth blog, perhaps about your experiences with getting active, we’d love to hear from you. Or maybe you draw cartoons, or take beautiful photos? However you like to express yourself, this is your space to do it. Chat to Emma to become part of the Energise YOUth story.

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