Girls inspired to be active at School Games “This Girl Can” Festival


Today, we held a Yr 9-11 This Girl Can Festival at the UEA Sportspark which was attended by 80  teenage girls from 5 local schools.

The event aimed to encourage girls to be more physically active by trying a range of new activities that they previously may not have had the opportunity to get involved. The festival was part of the 2019 Norfolk School Games programme.

Pupils from the following five schools attended the event;

  • City Academy Norwich
  • Clare School
  • Hethersett Academy
  • Jane Austen College
  • Notre Dame High School

The pupils had the opportunity to participate in taster sessions in four different activities delivered by local instructors. The activities were

Mrs Kirwan, from Notre Dame High School said;

“It was lovely to see the girls participate in a number of different activity, particularly as it was girls who don’t always enjoy PE.”

Miss Alothman from Hethersett Academy said;

“The different activities and nutrition chat were great opportunities and the girls really enjoyed it from start to finish. They found it fun, physical and exciting.”

Mr Hydon, from Clare School added;

“It was an excellent event with lots of new activities to experience. It was great to see the girls grow in confidence as the day progressed.”

To view photos of the festival please visit our Photo Gallery.

If you/your child took part in the Festival and enjoyed an activity then check out our Clubs page to find out about local sport/physical opportunities.


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