Fit for Girls – Studies show that 65% of 14year-old girls do not reach the recommended levels of physical activity and 43% of women do little or no exercise. The Fit for Girls programme seeks to improve on this situation and over the past three years the PE department and the Active Schools Coordinator have been involved in this programme. Our S2 female pupils were investigated in session 2008/9 and found to be significantly better than the average. The follow-up survey in 2010/11 on the same pupils (in 4th year by this time) showed a significant increase in activity levels and even better attitudes towards sports and activity. This is a very gratifying result, especially for Mrs. Hildrey and Mrs. Johnston who have done so much to encourage the girls in their efforts.
As a result of the schools involvement in the programme our Active Schools Coordinator, Dr Shearer, has been able to access funds to provide every girl in the school with polo shirts in their house colours: Kerry-blue; Maree-red and Tollaidh-yellow. Mrs. Gulliver, has designed attractive logos for each house and these are embroidered on the shirts. Click here to see more photos of the girls and the House logos.