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Worcs Girls Can and Here Girls Can returns this March!

The local campaigns, styled on the national 'This Girl Can' initiative, are designed to get women and girls moving, regardless of shape, size or ability.

In February 2017, the Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire (SPHW), in collaboration with six lead schools across Worcestershire and a range of sport and leisure providers, engaged over 1,500 women and girls in the campaign.

Schools across the two counties recently submitted applications to become lead schools in the 2018 campaign.

Why is this campaign so important?

Girls' PE is making the headlines. National research highlights the continued disparity between girls and boys when it comes to PE and sport and how this may affect girls' careers, mental health and physical wellbeing.

For more information, click on the links below:

Lack of physical among girls leading to poor mental health and low aspirations - The Independent

Exercise is more precious than ever. So let's stop scaring kids off PE - The Guardian

PE is a more important school subject than history, survey by YouGov finds - The Telegraph

When women work out, it's often suggested that they want to "tone up". But that's not always the case - The Pool

Girls 'switched off sport' for life by competitive PE lessons - The Telegraph

Lead Schools for Worcestershire

Westacre Middle School – Worcester City and Droitwich

The Chantry School – Malvern Hills

Trinity High School & Sixth Form – Redditch

Prince Henry's High School – Wychavon

Baxter College – Wyre Forest

Aston Fields Middle School – Bromsgrove

Lead Schools for Herefordshire

St Mary's RC High School

Whitecross High School

2017 - Worcs Girls Can Impact

Beky Williams

Beky Williams

Head of Participation

Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire

  • Member of the Senior Management Team
  • Local Authority Liaison - Operations
  • Performance Management - Operations
  • National Governing Body engagement and Whole Sport Plan delivery
  • Primary PE and Sport Premium
  • Adult Participation Oversight
  • Children & Young People contracts
  • Deputy Safeguarding Officer
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