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These girls certainly can!

Date Posted: 03/04/2017 | Posted In: Latest news

Emily Attwood and Anna Johnson, students at QE, will be channelling all of their energies into persuading other young women to become more physically active. Emily and Anna applied for the “This Girl Can” Student Ambassador Programme and were successful, becoming two of only seventy ambassadors spread across the country.

“This Girl Can” is a celebration of active women who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets. Funded by The National Lottery and developed by Sport England, the campaign wants to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from joining in.  In order to promote this within further education colleges, Association of Colleges Sport and “This Girl Can” setup a series of festivals around the country and also a “This Girl Can” Student Ambassador Programme.

Emily and Anna arranged to take some QE students to the “This Girl Can” Festival at York College which consisted of Zumba, Power Hooping, Skateboarding and UV Badminton.  The event has inspired Emily and Anna to set up a “This Girl Can” Lacrosse club which will be held every Monday after College (4:10pm till 5:30pm) in the Sports Hall, starting on the 1st May.  If you would like more information about “This Girl Can” or the Lacrosse club please contact our College Sport Maker, Ian Hewitt via email, ian.hewitt@qeliz.ac.uk.