At Arts & Media School Islington our PE Department is taking part in the ‘This Girl Can‘ project with KS3 & 4 girls. The girls have been enjoying a whole host of exciting sports and activities provided by the project and led by our PE Teacher, Dr Radzka.
The girls attended a free trampoline park session at the Sobell Leisure centre. They were greeted by the women who run the club and then taken to the trampoline park area, where they were given free trampoline socks and were shown a safety demonstration video.
The girls then had an hour in the trampoline park, where they spent time bouncing together, making up games and laughing and chatting together.
TGC Platform dance
There have been 3 dance classes, one Zumba and two street dance sessions. The girls were led through a warm up session and taught a dance routine, which was broken down and built back up.
They also had the opportunity to choreograph a dance step themselves in small groups, which they designed and performed together as a group.
TGC Tag Archery
Tag Archery equipment was provided for this fun session. Girls were given masks and were taught how to shoot with the bow and arrow. They were split into teams and then had battles against each other, with girls having to leave the game if they were shot.
This was a really fun session and the girls absolutely loved it!
The swimming sessions started on 4th November and there are 4 weeks of sessions and what they do during those 4 weeks will depend on what the girls want to do.
With swimming equipment provided free of charge, the sessions will depend on the current skill set of the individual girls, but may include being taught to swim, getting over fear of water, improving swimming techniques and tips on breathing in the pool.
The sessions will also include water polo and synchronized swimming techniques. The girls that cannot go do the swim sessions for whatever reason, will be taken into the studio and will do some activities there or in the gym.
We ran two boxing sessions, due to the popularity of the class. The session was a box fit class, involving some HITT and paired work, where the girls were partnered to do pad work. The sessions were high energy and full of hard work, fun and laughter.
The session included a whole session team game and the girls gave it their all. This class has given them the opportunity to spend time with girls from other schools and through this, new relationships have formed and classes like these have united the girls as a group.