This Girl Can Festival
This Girl Can Festival is an exclusive event for Mid Wiltshire Schools and is being delivered by WASP with support from Paul Wickens at Devizes School on Tuesday 3rd March from 10am to 2pm.
The Festival is built upon the This Girl Can message, aiming to provide a female focused, inclusive, non-competitive and non-traditional experience of physical activity. Girls will be able to participate in taster sessions in three activities delivered by local providers and chosen due to their appeal and benefits to girls, and potential to increase and sustain participation in Wiltshire.
The biggest drop off in participation among girls occurs during the transition from primary to secondary schools. Therefore, the festival has been created for year 7 students who can be identified as having low participation in sport or most at risk of falling into this category. The inclusive and non-competitive nature of the event provides a perfect opportunity for girls traditionally thought of as ‘non-sporty’ to attend a sporting event through their school.
How can you get involved?
Clubs and Instructors:
As the festival focuses on sustaining participation we are interested in hearing from clubs or instructors who run sessions for girls aged 11-12 who would be happy to gain new members as a result of promotion to girls from participating schools. In particular, we would like to promote sessions in the activities run at the festival (yoga, martial arts and glow-dance). Additionally, we would love to hear from anyone interested in becoming involved in future This Girl Can Festivals, for example by delivering a taster session.
Another key element of the festival is encouraging girls recognise the value of undertaking leadership roles within sport. If you have any existing opportunities for girls to become involved in volunteering at your club/organisation we would welcome the opportunity to discuss them with you.
If you are a school outside of Mid- Wiltshire but are interested in taking part in This Girl Can Festival in your area, please get in touch.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved or find out more about This Girl Can Festival!