As part of Active Girls, Fit for Girls is a joint initiative between sportscotland and Youth Sport Trust promoting physical activity amongst girls through bespoke training for education providers.
Funded by the Scottish Government, Fit for Girls main aims was to bring about sustainable change in schools and build a positive future for girls participation in lifelong physical activity.
Since the program began in 2008 evidence shows that Fit for Girls has been involved in amazing work happening within schools across Scotland and has started to create a culture change of physical activity engagement for adolescent girls in schools.
Findings from the final evaluation of Fit for Girls show that the programme has clearly had a positive impact on how secondary schools approach the promotion of physical activity among girls, and low active girls in particular. Some of the most positive aspects of the programme include improved consultation with girls, increased numbers of girls-only activities, and increased perceptions of health, fitness and physical activity levels among girls.
Findings show that the programme has clearly had a positive impact on how secondary schools approach the promotion of physical activity among girls, and low active girls in particular.
Fit for Girls aims to increase girls’ participation in PE, physical activity and sport through tailored training and on-going support for PE staff, Active Schools coordinators and other professional staff.
Fit for Girls is part of the sportscotland Active Girls programme. Active Girls is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, YDance and Youth Scotland.
There are three key initiatives in the Active Girls programme; Fit for Girls, YDance Active and Girls on the Move.
Fit for Girls plays a significant part in the Active Girls programme, providing high quality opportunities for girls and young women.
Our aim is to help shape and drive future work in participation in PE, physical activity and sport.
This booklet provides an overview of the FIt for Girls programme and how you can get involved.