Continuing the celebrations for Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week Sports Minister, Maree Todd, visited Dingwall Academy to see some of the sport and activities on offer for pupils at the school, and took part in a barre class and indoor hockey session in the sports halls.
She said: “I am delighted to be at Dingwall Academy to hear how they work together to create opportunities for women and girls to take part in sport and physical activity.
"Collaboration is so important to ensure that all women and girls have every opportunity to build new and maintain healthy habits throughout their life."
“Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week is a fantastic opportunity to shine a light on the great work across Scotland that provides every opportunity for girls and women to participate in sport and physical activity improving their physical, mental and social health.”
During the visit the Minister met with Head Teacher, Karen Cormack, as well as representatives from sportscotland, High Life Highland, the community sport hub and Active Schools to hear how they work together to create opportunities for women and girls to take part in sport and physical activity.
Being physically active and taking part in sport has many benefits for women and girls through building new friendships and relationships which help to reduce isolation and loneliness for women and girls in Scotland.
Mags Duncan, Head of Sports Development at High Life Highland, was delighted to welcome the Minister to Dingwall to showcase some of the options available to girls at the school. “I am absolutely delighted with that Active Schools, Community Sports Hubs and Dingwall Academy have worked together to deliver a week of activities which we hope will inspire more girls and women to become more active, more often.”
The benefits can be felt across all stages in life, from early years, teenage years, through adulthood and on to later life stages, and that is why it is important to highlight the opportunities in communities across the country.
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About Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week, 25 – 31 October 2021.