IT’S ready, steady, go at Trinity High School as it plays host to the Redditch This Girl Can drive from March 19-23.
This Monday Kelly Lyons from the Sports Partnership, who are running this campaign, was in school taking assemblies to introduce the concept to all the girls.
During the week-long celebration of physical activity girls from all years will find their PE classes transformed as they participate in activities such as Clubbercise, Boxing, Rugby and Self Defence.
A number of clubs from Redditch and surrounding areas are supporting Trinity in delivering sessions to the girls, including Redditch Boxing Club, Redditch Tennis Club, Lindsey Allen Fitness, Sian Sutor Dance Studio, Redditch Self Defence and Worcester Warriors.
At the end of the week, the whole school, including the lads, are supporting the campaign, together with Sport Relief, to hold a Trinity Colour Run.
Proceedings will be officially launched this coming Monday when Borough Mayor Jenny Wheeler will open the campaign with local MP Rachel Maclean visiting on the final day, Friday.
Both these prominent guests, themselves inspirational role models, will have the opportunity to see the activities, meet the school’s Sports Ambassadors and talk to the girls taking part.
Amie Henman, who is organising the event at Trinity said: “Research suggests there are huge barriers for young women to take part in sport.
“This week is aimed at breaking down those barriers and enjoying the activities we have on offer.”
Ruth Jones from Sports Partnership Heeford-Worcester said: “The Worcs Girls Can campaign directly tackles the fear of judgement that, according to research, stops so many women and girls from taking part in physical activity.”
“This Girl Can shows us that we don’t have to be good at sport and exercise to benefit from all the positive feelings physical activity can bring,” Adrian Ward, Headteacher said.
“The whole school is now very excited about this campaign, my thanks to Miss Henman for her organisation, which will be a truly memorable occasion for the school. We look forward to sharing this with our community as it happens.”