'This Girl Can' at Wodson Park

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Last week, a group of Year 7 students attended the 'This Girl Can' festival at Wodson Park Sports Centre, accompanied by their Year 10 mentors.

The day consisted of three sessions focused on developing confidence, teamwork, and trying new activities. The girls learned how to play two new emerging sports, pickleball and spikeball. The students were also fortunate enough to meet World Champion Inline Skater and ten time British Champion, Jenna Downing, and hear how she overcame the challenges she faced in her sport growing up.

'This Girl Can' is a great cause, funded by the National Lottery, and believing there is no "right" way to get active. The girls' attitude throughout the day was fantastic and they came away feeling excited to start a club of their own back at Hertswood, to encourage other girls to engage in fitness and sport.