Girls Active
ISPAH ePoster Library. Wright C. Oct 16, 2018; 225102; 173
Mr. Chris Wright
Mr. Chris Wright
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Abstract Girls Active tackles declining physical activity in adolescent girls. It's a partnership between teachers and girls working together to enable girls to fully engage in physical activity through leadership and marketing to develop, sell and deliver inspiring and relevant opportunities for all girls.Girls Active starts with professional development for teachers, enabling them to reflect on practice and provision within school ensuring that girls are integral to designing, marketing and delivering opportunities to their peers. Approaches include: • Working with girls to revise the curriculum• Using fundraising events as a basis for being active• Profiling females as role models across the school • Improving engagement in physical activity• Creating a club for a targeted group of girls • Raising adolescent health issues using physical activity e.g. breast cancer Impact:• Girls who look forward to PE (38% to 65.7%).• 62% improved their view physical activity • 50% more see activity as being feminine.• Girls who look forward to sport (35.5% to 65.7%).• 73.3% ‘like the way they feel’ after physical activity • 50% increase in desire to be active• Positive feelings about school (24% to 78%).• 50% increase in girls who enjoy coming to school • Number of days each week taking part in physical activity outside of school increased by +14% • Number of days each week taking part in 60 minutes or more of physical activity increased by +17% • Minutes a day spent doing physical activity each week increased by +14% (from 72 minutes to 82) External funding details YST TOP FoundationSport England LotteryNIHR Research Fund
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