Ex student nominated for Girls Active Award

We are also pleased to share that one of last year’s 9s, who we nominated for the national Girls Active Influencer Award has been shortlisted to attend the finals in London.

Emily Brocklesby, now at Ashby School, was nominated by the P.E. Department for the fantastic impact last year as a Miss Motivator. She worked tirelessly to bring about change which would have a positive impact on girls’ participation in PE lessons and extra-curricular clubs. Emily was part of the team that decided that Girls Active club would be an idea, which saw over 100 girls participate in a variety of activities throughout the year. She also took on a major role within the hockey club, encouraging girls to come and have a go. She was the driver behind the addition of a skort to our PE kit and was part of the first cohort of Miss Motivators striving to ensure girls are participating as often as possible in physical activity.

The Girls Active Awards are a celebration of the work girls are leading to get more girls active and enjoying PE and physical activity. Over 300 primary and secondary schools are involved in the Girls Active programme across the country.

Girls Active aims to get more girls active and enjoying PE and physical activity. The programme is developed by children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust, delivered in partnership with Women in Sport and This Girl Can and funded through Sport England National Lottery funding.

Emily said, ‘I became a Miss Motivator because I wanted to give every girl the opportunity to get involved with PE and clubs, and just have a go at something new. Sport and exercise is one of the best ways to maintain positive mental health. I have a real passion for this because of serious mental health issues that lead to the loss of a family friend.

Girls these days have so much pressure to look a certain way, and do certain things. Don’t get me wrong, practicality of PE kit is essential, but I just thought there are far nicer things for the summer than baggy, bright blue shorts. I have been playing hockey for about 2 years now and part of our kit is a skort. Not only does it look much more lady-like and flattering, it makes our school look so much smarter, whilst still being practical for many sports including hockey, tennis, badminton, netball - the list goes on. Any girl that I asked around school about introducing skorts jumped at the prospect of not having to wear the shorts. So, as part of my involvement with Girls Active, I suggested it to the PE department, and came up with the skort design that is now available to buy as part of the Ivanhoe kit. I also designed the t-shirts and hoodies for our Miss Motivator team to encourage more people to step up and join us. I have also been horse riding since I was 8, and have competed in many competitions and had chance to take part in many different opportunities. Together, this and hockey have given me a range of social skills. Hockey is my first real experience of a team sport, which I am more than glad I gave a go. I achieved most improved player for the ladies 3rd team last season - which I would not have done without the support and encouragement I received from my fellow team members. The thing about team sports is that there is always someone you can talk to. This is why I focused on encouraging girls to have a go at hockey at Ivanhoe; to just have a bit of fun and build new friendships.’


Ali Oliver, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, said:

“The Girls Active Awards are an important part of the journey for the girls through the programme, they allow them to reflect on and celebrate their own personal experiences and the impact of their work.

“Girls Active is as much about getting young people active as it is about harnessing young people’s talents and encouraging them to make a difference to others both in and through sport. Our research around barriers to girls participating in physical activity and sport tells us that one of the best ways to engage girls is through encouragement from their peers - and that is exactly what Girls Active is about.

“To date, the Awards have offered winners some incredible sporting experiences and opportunities as prizes and we look forward to celebrating this years’ successful young women.”

Good Luck to Emily in the finals. 

27 Sep 2019

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