As part of FA Girls Football Week, Park Lane Primary and Nursery School held a Girls Football Day on Thursday 28th April. Year 3, 4 and 5 girls were out of the classroom for the day and took part in an activity to design inspirational #thisgirlcan posters to be displayed around the school and complete a word search of local clubs they could join. In the afternoon, the girls had fun coaching sessions delivered by Sky Blues in the Community coaches. For the girls who could not be involved in the day, there will be opportunities for them to access football-specific activities through special PE lessons.
The event was supported by funding granted by the English Schools Football Association which, in addition to funding the Sky Blues in the Community sessions, allowed the school to purchase a range of new football equipment and trophies to establish an annual girl’s football competition versus fellow Griffin Trust school, Race Leys Junior School.
Park Lane Primary and Race Leys Junior School PE Specialist, Rob Heath who organised the initiative was delighted with the day which involved over 50 girls. “The girl’s engagement was fantastic and as a result they got a lot of enjoyment out of the activities. There was a real buzz amongst them for the whole week and lots of laughter during the sessions. I hope this will transfer into many of them taking up the sport but most importantly, inspire all the girls to get active.”