gals_logo_2017The Girls Active Lifestyles project targets girls ages 9 – 16 and aims to improve confidence, self esteem and levels of participation in physical activity. Each secondary school delivers 12 weeks of fitness activities with targeted girls like Zumba, yoga and cheerleading. All schools come together for a day of fitness activities..

Primary schools are invited to take part in a GALs Mini Project, offering 6 weeks of fitness based activities to Key Stage 2 girls at their schools, and a free morning of fitness based activities at various community venues across South Leicestershire.

Monitoring of changes in participation in physical activity and attitudes towards healthy lifestyles takes place at the start and finish of each project.

Girls are encouraged to take part in sustained regular physical activity inside and outside of school.

The GALs project has enabled girls who wouldn’t normally get involved in physical activity to feel a bit special, and to gain confidence in their own space and time, doing activities they have chosen. We have seen a promising improvement in their attitudes and levels of participation since taking part in the projectPE Teacher Wigston Academy