Over 1,000 girls take part in city-wide events encourage girls participation


Over 1,000 girls have taken part in events across Aberdeen today (Friday 28th October) to encourage more girls to take part in sport and physical activity.
Dozens of activities have been organised at secondary schools across the city by Active Schools Aberdeen, part of Sport Aberdeen, and the PE Departments in Schools to mark Active Girls Day.
Active Girls Day is a national initiative organised by sportscotland which aims to highlight opportunities for girls and young women to take part in sport and physical activity.
Flash mobs, dance classes and girls only football matches are some of the sessions being held to mark the day at schools across the city.
Commenting, Sport Aberdeen’s Director for Sport and Active Lifestyles, Jo Bell, said:
“Active Girls Day is a shining example of all the good work being done in Aberdeen to boost female participation in sport and physical activity.
“While the gap has narrowed in recent years between boys and girls, there can be no let-up in our efforts. We know that knocking down barriers and creating opportunities for girls now can inspire a lifetime of participation for women in sport.
“It’s important on days like today that we thank the many PE teachers, sports clubs, Active Schools Coordinators, pupils and parents who drive forward these important initiatives in our communities.”