Worksop school students win national Girls Active award for work to increase participation in sport

A group of Worksop school students have won a national award for their efforts to increase girls’ participation in sport.

Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 10:56 am

The Girls Active group at Outwood Academy Valley, on Valley Road, were named the best in the country at the Youth Sport Trust’s Girls Active Awards on Tuesday, November 3.

The awards acknowledge the impact girls are having on their PE curriculum and school sport and the Valley group were praised by judges for being “full of enthusiasm to help engage their peers in sport and activity in their school.”

Teacher Karen Wells said: “We are so proud of the students for their win and what they have achieved.

Students from Outwood Academy Valley have won a national award for encouraging girls to participate in sports activities.
Students from Outwood Academy Valley have won a national award for encouraging girls to participate in sports activities.

“The girls have been amazing during these difficult times to help promote active lifestyles in our community. They thoroughly deserve this recognition and they will just go from strength to strength.”

Working with school staff, the group has helped introduce new activities to the sports provision, pushed for changes to PE kit policy to allow students to feel more confident, and increased participation rates across the entire student body.

A member of the group said: “We couldn’t believe it when we were announced the winners. It’s been really fun getting more involved with wider issues and the staff have been really supportive of what we have tried to achieve.”

The students in the group are: Phoebe Marrow, Olivia Bartholemew, Issy Saul, Sienna Lewis, Scarlet King, Annie Robinson, Amy Cocking, Emily Drabble, Sam Wright, Maisy Law, Kacie Morris, and Wiktoria Skowronska.

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