Inspiring girls to reach their true potential
Case Study: Morriston Comprehensive School, Swansea
In summer 2016 the Go Girl Academy worked in conjunction with the Active Young People (AYP) service, Swansea. Over three days in July during the summer holidays 40 local girls living within a deprived area in Swansea aged between 10 and 18 attended the academy which took place at Morriston Leisure Centre and they all took part in a range of different activities including; football, dodgeball, basketball, netball, cheerleading, fitness, yoga warriors, spin, zumba, make up tutorials, hair trials, body confidence talks and healthy eating bush-tuka-trials.
Swans Ambassador Lee Trundle attended the academy on the first day and spoke to the girls about the importance of a healthy and balanced diet and exercise. Lee also played football with the girls and stayed to answer questions and for photos and autographs.
“It was a great uplifting camp, the girls really engaged. The coaches are a real credit to the AYP team, full of fun and enthusiasm. The girls didn’t want to leave and we already have bookings for next year.” Wenda James-Rowe
Former international at Rugby, Judo, Wrestling and Weightlifting and sports broadcaster and MBE Non Evans also attended the event to speak to the girls about the importance of exercise and girls participation in sport. Non also presented each girl with a certificate and goodie bag on the final day of the academy. Goodie bags were provided by the AYP team and included an Us Girls lip gloss and an Us girls shopping tote bag.
The AYP team provided coaches for the three days, Jenna Thomas, Alice Hope and Steph Edwards. The coaches provided taster sessions in football, basketball, netball and cheerleading, all of which the girls thoroughly enjoyed.
The AYP team are excited to work in conjunction with Wenda James-Rowe again during half term holidays and summer holidays to provide more camps across Swansea, engaging more girls in sport and physical activity.
SOME COMMENTS FROM THE GIRLS !!
‘I really enjoyed the basketball and dodgeball.’
‘We had so much fun dancing and singing along to music on the side line.’
‘My favourite thing was basketball.’
‘When I scored in basketball, it was so cool.’
‘I wish there were more camps like this more often.’
‘I feel so much more confident and happy after the camp.’
Megan Goldberger – Meet our very first ‘Go Girl’ and now ambassador Megan.