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Helen Skelton-Myler works out with girls from Handsworth Grange

Helen Skelton with pupils from Handsworth Grange Community Sports College

Helen Skelton with pupils from Handsworth Grange Community Sports College

Former Blue Peter action woman Helen Skelton-Myler worked with over 100 girls from a Sheffield school to inspire them to get more sporty.

Helen, who presents women’s football on BT Sport, put pupils from Handsworth Grange Community Sports College through their paces.

Together they took part in the Virgin Active ‘Active Inspiration’ day of sport and fitness.

The day, held at Sheffield University in partnership with the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation, saw the girls taking part in a range of sporting and fitness activities, including boxing, football and netball.

They also got involved in a series of workshops during the day which focused on their ideal leader and role model, marketing and communications, and their ideal session.

Kat Clarke, from South Yorkshire Sport, which helped to organise the event, said: “Research by WSFF has found that girls engage with sport in different ways to boys and the delivery of sport in schools and the local community can be shaped to have greater impact and appeal.

“Handsworth Grange has been selected to develop a pilot programme allowing Year 7 girls to help design their own programme of physical activity incorporating a number of different sporting and fitness activities, to help young girls change their attitudes.”

 

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