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Curwen Primary School


Girls Active CPS





At Curwen we strive to ensure that every child has the opportunity to experience exciting new activities. We want them to challenge themselves, enjoy participating in sport and to make new friends.

By age 14, the dropout rate for girls in sport has increased. Therefore, it is our duty to give the girls a positive and influential experience of sport during their time at primary school which will support them once they start secondary school. Our aim is to try and get as many girls as possible to be active.

Since the start of the new initiatives of “This Girl Can”, “Women in Sport” and “Us Girls”, we have used this to our advantage to incorporate being active during lunchtime, PE lessons and clubs to ensure that all girls have fun with sport. We now have our very own Girls Active Primary School Festival that takes place three times a year. At Curwen, we want to show to all of the girls that it is OK to sweat and get muddy with no judgement against them.  Since this, the girls have had the chance to swim with a triple Olympic swimmer Jo Jackson. 5 Girls Active Primary School Festivals have taken place with 2 of these being competitive. Newham Recorder, Sky Sports Game Changer and TeamUp have documented our festivals within the news. Furthermore, the girls had the fantastic opportunity to try out new sports and attend Women in Sport Careers day to see how they can have a career within sport. From Rugby to Yoga, to Football to Boxing, there is NOTHING that this girl can't do!