Moira House Girls Go Gold
- Sixth Form
Wednesday 05 October 2011
MOIRA HOUSE GIRLS ATTENDED “GIRLS GO GOLD” CONFERENCE,HOSTED BY DAME KELLY HOLMES DBE
Top Sports Performers from Moira House Girls School attended a special sports conference for schoolgirls, called “Girls Go Gold”.
The girls were delighted at the opportunity to attend the national annual “Girls Go Gold” Conference, which brings together girls from Schools from all over the country with the aim of encouraging their love of Sport.
Dame Kelly Holmes DBE, provided a keynote speech at the Conference to inspire girls to ‘go for gold’. Commenting on her appearance, Dame Kelly said: “It is important to have a platform to encourage both sport in schools and the participation of women in sport; attendees at Girls Go Gold will feel empowered and the event serves as an inspiring day for all young sportswomen.”
The national Girls Go Gold conference took place at Edgbaston High School for Girls last week and is an annual event organised by members of the Girls’ Schools Association (‘GSA’).
It was certainly an exciting and motivating day for all and the next Conference will be brought to Eastbourne as it will be hosted by Moira House Girls School in September 2012.
Girls Go Gold has been designed with the needs and expectations of elite sportswomen in mind, both at school and in higher education. The conference is attended by elite sportswomen in Years 10-13 at GSA schools who represent their county or country in their chosen sport, as well those studying GCSE, AS and A2 PE. Earlier this year, a GSA survey found that almost a third of independent UK girls’ schools have pupils who are hoping to compete in the 2012 Olympics while over 68 per cent have pupils who routinely represent their country at international level.
Almost 88 per cent of Girls’ Schools Association schools educate girls who compete at national level in their chosen sport and many of these have their sights on the 2016 Olympics.