Student Megan Is Girls Active Winner of 2017!

Last month was #InternationalDayoftheGirl and a very apt day for South Dartmoor Community College student Megan Lowe, who was presented with the award of the Youth Sport Trust’s National Girls Active Winner of 2017 by Welsh Rugby’s Philippa Tuttiett.

Last month was #InternationalDayoftheGirl and a very apt day for South Dartmoor Community College student Megan Lowe, who was presented with the award of the Youth Sport Trust’s National Girls Active Winner of 2017 by Welsh Rugby’s Philippa Tuttiett.

Megan, along with teachers Kate Hutchings, Charlotte Bowen, Abi Cowell and the Girls Active Committee, have been working tirelessly in the school for the past two years to help reduce inactivity in girls.

Working with Sport England’s This Girl Can Campaign and the localised Active Devon’s Devon Girls Can campaign, the school have proudly activated more than 50 inactive girls from starting up a Boogie Bounce Xtreme Official class, have a loyalty card scheme which over 500 girls in the school now have access to and have seen a growing demand for more girls only clubs, most significantly in girls who would have previously forgotten their PE kits.

The Girls Active Awards involved girls from across more than 300 primary and secondary schools in England and recognise those outstanding for their work to inspire more girls in their school to get active.
The Awards are a celebration of the work girls 8 to 18-year-olds are leading, to get their peers more active and enjoying PE and physical activity in their school. Teachers, parents and the girls themselves are able to nominate those individuals or groups that meet one of the five award categories celebrating the work done through the YST Girls Active programme.

Girls Active is developed by the Youth Sport Trust, and is delivered in partnership with Women in Sport, and This Girl Can; it is funded through Sport England National Lottery. The programme involves girls in the design and delivery of PE, physical activity and school sport in primary and secondary schools.

The categories include;
Leader
Influencer
Personal Growth
Best Squad
Future Leader (primary school category)

A huge well done to Megan for winning this National Award!