Active Girls

The Active Girls programme is targeted at teenage girls in secondary schools who do not normally participate in sports or physical activity. The aim of the programme is to introduce girls to alternative fun ways to exercise in order to maximise participation and increase a sustainable healthy lifestyle.

Elements of the programme will provide educational background that creates awareness of the impact exercise and fitness has on physical and mental health. This programme is designed to encourage girls to participate in a range of activities that are fun and socially interactive and also try out small team games in a non-competitive environment to encourage confidence, teamwork and skill development. The aim of the programme is to increase confidence and self esteem and empower girls to take part in more sporting activities and team games.

 The year long programme will consist of three six week blocks with qualified instructors delivering an hour long programme each week. Each block will introduce a new guided activity as an extracurricular activity during lunchtime or after school.

  1. Block 1 – Girls will choose one group activity from: Hip Hop, Zumba or Cheer Dance.
  2. Block 2 – Educational material that covers Nutrition, Well Being and Leadership Skills.
  3. Block 3 – Girls will choose 2-3 taster sessions from: Boxercise, Yoga, Aerobics, Futsal, Volleyball, Badminton and Olympic Handball.

The programme will end with all participating schools coming together for a Dance Festival and Blitz which will take place at the end of the academic year. On completion of the programme students will be encouraged to get more involved in extracurricular physical activity, establish new sporting organisations within their school and join local clubs. For more information please contact Lisa at lodowd@meathcoco.ie

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