This Girl Can
Barton Peveril hosted ambassador training for This Girl Can’s Southern Region, on Thursday 18th October. Nine of the region’s 15 ambassadors are Barton Peveril students, which means the College has the highest number of ambassadors compared to other colleges in the south.
During the event, run by the Association of Colleges, ambassadors were trained on the methods and practices they can use to get females in the community more active in sport. The campaign, which is funded by The National Lottery and developed by Sport England, aims to improve fitness and confidence amongst women.
Student Sophie Jones, who formerly attended Swanmore College and is one of Barton Peveril’s This Girl Can ambassadors, was supportive of the campaign: “This Girl Can is great because it helps get more women at Barton Peveril involved in sport. There is less pressure with the activities we run as they’re in women only groups who can play sport for fun and not competitively, which means more students are likely to get involved.”
Teacher of Sport Alix Christopher praised the campaign and its ambassadors: “The College’s ambassadors believe in the positive effects of physical activity, both inside and outside of lessons, and have committed themselves to planning and delivering several events in College throughout the campaign. They are all excellent role models and I look forward to working with them on their ideas and plans for activities around College.”
Barton Peveril’s This Girl Can ambassadors are:
Sophie Jones formerly of Swanmore College
Abby Woollett formerly of Swanmore College
Sophie Davison formerly of Cams Hill School
Daniella Gale formerly of Hounsdown School
Francisca Avornyotse formerly of Brookfield Community School
Freya Barfoot formerly of Upper Shirley High School
Suhaylah Jones formerly of Kings’ School, Winchester
Imogen Kerwood formerly of Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill
Erin Garnett formerly of Noadswood School