Pilot scheme asks girls to plan physical activity

PE and sport
A Sheffield school is playing a key role in a new campaign aimed at encouraging girls to be physically active and improve their levels of fitness.

The Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) is running a pilot with year 7 girls at Handsworth Grange Community Sports College, helping them to design their own programme of physical activity.

A study carried out by the WSFF indicates that girls engage with sport in different ways to boys and that the delivery of sport in schools can be shaped to have greater appeal to girls.

Nearly 100 year 7 girls from Handsworth Grange attended a launch event at Sheffield University last month, where they took part in a host of activities – from football and netball to boxing and African dance.

They also attended sessions on what makes a good role model and discussed what their ideal fitness sessions would comprise. 

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