Girls not engaging in school sport…..but one group may have the answer.

By Anna Kessel (Guardian)

A new study has shown that while girls recognised being physically active is important, only 56% of girls enjoyed taking part versus 71% of boys. Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian

New research from Women in Sport shows girls still turn away from school sport in their droves but the Girls Active programme is seeking to change that.

Another day, another report concluding that girls are not engaging with PE and physical activity compared to their male peers. The difference this time is that two leading sports governing bodies believe they have found a solution – one that works.

Over the past year there has been a proliferation of gendered schemes using pink or princess motifs to entice girls into doing sport or PE, they are “superficial”, according to Ruth Holdaway, the CEO of Women in Sport.

“I despair a little bit,” she says. “Don’t assume that because you make something pink that’s all you need to do. It’s just very superficial when it’s actually very complex.

To read more follow link to the Guardian Engaging Girls in School Sport

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