Girls Active supports schools to understand what motivates girls to take part in physical activity. It enables teachers to work with the girls - through consultation and leadership - to make the necessary changes to their physical education and sport and physical activity provision. Girls Active is developed by Youth Sport Trust and delivered in partnership with This Girl Can and Women In Sport. Girls Active have highlighted the importance to target girls who are going through the transition period between primary and secondary schools as this is usually when the sharp decrease in girls participation occurs. As a result the Youth Sport Trust have developed a report on how to engage less active 8-10 year old girls in physical activity.
Over 200 schools are now part of the Girls Active network. Both secondary and primary schools are supported to implement changes in their own school and work together to support girls' experiences as they transition from primary to secondary school.
How can your school get involved?
- Get started now with a self review to benchmark your schools provision for girls
- Agree for three actions for your school to take to help to drive a difference for girls and submit your pledges
- Register your interest for forthcoming Girls Active teacher training opportunities
All of the above can be completed on the Girls Active webpage.