Berkhamsted Group | 13.03.2017

Over 300 pupils sign up for Girls Active Week: 27- 31 March

Over 300 pupils sign up for Girls Active Week: 27- 31 March

Monday 27th March – Friday 31st March




For the final week in March, there will be a complete shake-up of the range of sports and activities on offer at Berkhamsted Girls. 

A total of 19 sessions will run throughout the week, and girls will have the option to complete, as many sessions are they can.  Activities on offer include:

Badminton, Assault Course, Hockey, Taekwondo, Dance, Aqua Aerobics, Step Class, Trampolining, Colour Run, Water Polo, Zorb Football, Boxing, Cheerleading, Yoga, Archery and Zumba Rave. 

The week will start with our very own ‘Berko Mudder’! An exciting assault course to get pulses racing with a chance to take on the staff gauntlet, which could see anyone end up covered head-to-toe in mud! 

Boxing looks very popular.  The girls have taken the opportunity to do the sport for the first time ever at the school– perhaps taking inspiration from Nicola Adams’ Olympic success. 

Another highlight is the ‘Berko Colour Run’, a fun run that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality! 210 of girls are expected to brighten up Kitchener’s Field in this 5k run. 

Jo Vila Director of Sport said “The high profile ‘This Girl Can’ National Campaign is opening our eyes to the importance of opportunity and giving our girls an experience to participate in as many activities as possible in order to find ‘the one’ that catches their enthusiasm and attention. Our 2016 pupil survey was just the beginning of our research into offering girls a choice, a voice and ultimately some ownership of the healthy and active lifestyle they wish to lead. In partnership with the Youth Sports Trust, we launched our ‘Girls Active’ campaign at Berkhamsted Girls in September. This process has enabled us to evaluate and analyse our current Physical Education programme in order to further improve the opportunities and experiences the girls are able to enjoy.”

In partnership with This Girl Can and Women in Sport, Youth Sports Trust’s Girls Active campaign helps teachers and girls to work together to address their individual needs to enjoy sport-related activities. 


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