24 May 2024

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A group of Year 9 girls had a fantastic sports experience at West View Leisure Centre last Friday when they attended South Ribble School Games' 'This Girl Can' event.

The event, which aimed to empower girls to confidently stay active, saw the Year 9s participate in a variety of activities throughout the day.

The day began with a motivational speech from Jenna Downing, the world's number one inline skater. Jenna spoke about her journey in sport along with the setbacks and achievements she has experienced throughout her career. The girls took in every ounce of what she had to say and this sparked confidence and excitement for the day ahead. 

PE teacher Miss Huddart, who accompanied the girls, said "The first activities were bouldering and rock climbing and it appeared the group enjoyed this activity the most. Some girls conquered their fears of heights and others exceeded their expectations!"

The following activities focused on team building. Jenna led the session and demonstrated how the girls needed to trust each other and work together to push themselves to the next level. The girls created a tightrope whilst one of them was challenged to balance themselves, with support, as they walked along it. Then it was straight onto the spin bikes!

The event closed with a breakdancing class where the girls hip-hopped their way to receive their certificates.

Miss Huddart ended by saying, "The girls had a fabulous and most rewarding day, well done girls!"  

Well done: Eleanor B, Grace P, Jess L, Chloe R, Amelia O, Freya Y, Jess D, Kayalinila A.

West View Leisure Centre - Year 9 This Girl Can Event

Tags: PE & Sport Year 9 Personal Development