More than 2000 girls in East Renfrewshire got the chance to take part in specially organised sports and physical activities.
They enjoyed events organised in their schools, run in partnership with East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, for Active Girls Day, with every local secondary school taking part. This national sportscotland-led initiative aims to increase girls and young women’s participation in PE, sport and physical activity.
Anthony McReavy, chief executive of East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, said: “Our aim to encourage everyone to become more active and healthy. The activities around Active Girls Day were a huge success with so many girls taking part in everything from sports to aerobic and dance classes and even exercising with weighted hula-hoops.
“With so many getting a taste of sport and physical activity, I hope they continue to enjoy the benefits of exercise in whatever form that may come.”
ERCL currently offers a number of activities for women and girls of all ages, with one of the most popular being the Active WAGs (women and girls) programme.
To find out more, visit www.ercultureandleisure.org/sportsactivities2016.