Barnsley Girls Can
What we are doing
Barnsley Girls Can! Here at Team Activ we want to change girls activity levels and get as many girls active as possible. We cater competitions and girl specific active classes to all schools who work with us, as we feel getting them enjoying sport and active lessons is a key part of growing up and being successful at school. It is not just about Maths and English, but PE is just as essential to keeping the mind active. We work closely with the This Girl Can Programme and try to encourage as many girls within Barnsley schools to get active and involved, we have worked hard on this project for a year now and we are still trying hard to make a change in the shocking participation figures.
Sports participation in the UK is suffering from a significant gender gap. Research carried out by Sport England reveals that by every measure, fewer women than men play sport regularly. Two million fewer 14- to 40-year-old women take part in sport when compared with men, despite the fact that 75% say they want to be more active.
This Girl Can
The “This girl can” campaign is based on a powerful insight: that the fear of judgement by others is the primary barrier holding women back from participating in sport. This fear covers concerns over their appearance, ability, or the simple fact they are choosing to spend time on themselves, rather than on their families.