Pupils at the Priory Academy LSST school in Lincoln have been getting behind Sport England’s national campaign to encourage more women and girls to take part in sport after a school wide competition to create the best ‘This Girl Can’ inspired media project.
Entries from all year groups at the school, in the form of photographs, videos and posters, were entered into the competition and an overall winner was chosen by judges from Active Lincolnshire.
The winning entry came from a group of Year 8 students (video below); Emily Moore, Joanna Moomba, Heather Addo-Smith, Aleena James and Gillian Campomanes-Addo, and will be submitted to Sport England, the County Sports Partnership Network and the national This Girl Can campaign team. Representing the group, Emily said: “This Girl Can inspired us because it’s for everyone regardless of age or ability”. The girls have also won free memberships to the school’s fitness suite.
Active Lincolnshire are encouraging all schools in the county to organise their own competitions and help inspire the students to get involved in making creative projects inspired by women and girls in sport.
Marc Rhodes, Marketing and Events Officer at Active Lincolnshire said: “This Girl Can is sending out a really important message to young people across the whole country about women and girls’ involvement in sport, and breaking down some of the traditional barriers to female participation. We hope that other schools in Lincolnshire will run their own competitions and help to inspire their pupils to get involved and be creative through combining sport, art and technology. All the entries to the competition were fantastic and we want to thank the students for their efforts and Priory Academy LSST for allowing us to work with them on the competition”.
For more information about the campaign visit www.lincolnshiresport.com/thisgirlcan or for support in organising your own competition, contact Active Lincolnshire on 01522 730 325.