SCHOOLS will champion a campaign to get women and girls more active.

Worcs Girls Can - inspired by the national campaign This Girl Can - is delivered by the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire and aims to get women and girls moving regardless of shape, size or ability.

Blessed Edwards Oldcorne Catholic College will champion the campaign in Worcester, alongside Tudor Grange Academy Worcester.

The Chantry School will lead for Malvern while The De Montfort School, Evesham, will host alongside Bowbrook House School, in Pinvin. 

Between March 4 and March 10, activities such as yoga, boxfit and clubbercise will try and widen the opportunities for girls in the area.

Beky Williams, Head of Participation at the Sports Partnership said, “We are delighted to be delivering Worcs Girls Can again, with more lead and supporting schools than ever before.”

“Findings from previous campaigns revealed that 21 per cent of girls in Worcestershire schools were inactive. 

In 2019, the focus will be to reduce this statistic and to promote the positive impact that sport can have on mental health and wellbeing.” 

“Recent research has shown that among girls over 14, more than one third said they felt insecure, hated other people watching them and were self-conscious about their bodies. 

"Almost two-thirds said they disliked competitive PE lessons.

"Through the Worcs Girls Can campaign we want to help schools, and particularly PE departments, address this issue.”