This Girl Can Festival Inspires Students to Get Active


Blackburn College played host to the final This Girl Can festival event on 31st March 2017. The festival - organised by AoC Sport - was targeted at girls who don’t regularly participate in sport or physical activity. 

The College welcomed over 100 students from six other institutions for an afternoon of organised sport sessions, including a roller disco, clubbercise, boxercise, badminton and table tennis. Sessions were headed up by the College’s sports staff. Karla Hacking, Sports Activator said:

“We are proud to have been asked to host the North West regional This Girl Can event here at Blackburn College. The staff here are committed to helping women overcome any barriers that may be preventing them from getting involved in sport.

“Fear of judgement should never prevent women from participating in a healthy, active lifestyle and I hope the girls that attended the event have come away feeling confident, empowered and inspired to get involved in physical activity.”

Amongst those in attendance was Health and Social Care student Lacky Begum, who had a glowing review of the afternoon’s proceedings:

“I’ve really enjoyed the This Girl Can Festival and feel I’ve been really productive. I’ve loved all of the different sports I’ve had the opportunity to try and feel inspired to participate in more sport and physical activity going forward.

“I feel this will also give me a better insight into the benefits of exercise and will complement the health aspect of the Health and Social care course I’m currently studying. Today has been a real eye opener for me.”


3 Apr 2017, 11:14 AM

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