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House of Lords Awards Ceremony for GMS WINNERS of Girls’ Active Awards

House of Lords Awards Ceremony for GMS WINNERS of Girls’ Active Awards

The award for Best Girls’ Active Network Group has been won by the GMS Girls’ Active Takeover Club. The accolade of being WINNER  is truly a credit to the girls’ hard work and dedication. Over 450 schools registered to take part and were judged on the ways barriers were removed to allow girls to enjoy the benefits of sport and physical activity.
The awards were selected by an elite panel of 13 women, including Rebecca Adlington GB Swimmer; Abbie Scott, England Rugby player; Baroness Sue Campbell, Director of FA; other sporting icons and the Minister for Sport, Tracey Crouch.
The reason given for the award being given to GMS girls was for their impressive original thinking, their organisational skill and their dedication to an initiative that led to the success of the Girls’ Active Takeover Club.
The leaders of the Girls’ Active Group ran three different activities to help the transition from primary school for Year 7.  The leaders worked enthusiastically with three link primary schools: Foxes Piece, Burford and Spinfield delivering assemblies, workshops and the primary school takeover day. The prize for the GMS girls’ is a trampolining experience with oxygen free jumping.
Cariad Lucas won the Best Leader Award for promoting and leading at Takeover Club, she continually strives to develop confidence and increase the activity levels for girls of all ages by making the experience fun. As importantly, she has worked with some of the younger up-and-coming leaders. Her prize was a coaching session with Halequins Ladies rugby team.
The girls travelled to House of Lords for the Awards Ceremony hosted by Baroness and Paraolympian Tanni Gray-Thomson. While there, they spoke to journalists to share their stories.
Below are two statements that sum up the way the GMS girls were viewed:
 “I am truly inspired by the Great Marlow GLAM group and all those involved with the programme. They are fantastic role models in motivating more girls to take part in sport” (Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport)
“With over 450 schools involved in the Girls Active Network it really is a huge achievement to be just one of the five winners. These girls are leading, contributing and inspiring the next generation of girls” (Alison Oliver, CEO Youth Sports Trust)
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