These girls can!

Sport England recently relaunched ‘This Girl Can’, a campaign to encourage more girls and women to be more active.

These girls can!

Sport England recently relaunched ‘This Girl Can’, a campaign to encourage more girls and women to be more active.

To support the work, Natspec and AoC Sport worked with Portland College to host a national This Girl Can festival on 14 March.

The festival was a great success and saw female students from several Natspec colleges and local schools take part in a range of fun activities including Zumba, boccia, wheelchair basketball, archery and woodland walks.

Alongside the activities there was a marketplace promoting the benefits of exercise and healthy eating and the event was attended by Paralympians Charlotte Henshaw and Mel Clarke.

Rebecca Derbyshire, from Portland College, said: “All the young people involved loved it, and we were getting lots of positive comments from staff who attend.

“Charlotte Henshaw and Mel Clarke both took part in activities and Charlotte gave an inspiring talk to the girls. In total 134 people attend the event.  We hope that everyone who came enjoyed the day and found it inspirational.”

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