Getting the girls in charge

Rose Willigar
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Getting active and developing the leadership skills of women involved in sport and physical activity was the focus of a workshop held in Parrsboro on Feb. 29.

PARRSBORO: Getting active and developing the leadership skills of women involved in sport and physical activity was the focus of a workshop held in Parrsboro on Feb. 29.
The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is a program within the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) that consists of a series of professional and development sessions that have been designed for women by women.
Parrsboro Regional High School's (PRHS) Physical Education teacher Charlene Smith along with Amelia Cox with CCRSB, Sue Stevenson Active Healthy Living Consultant, Tracy Murray Assistant Sport Animator and Parrsboro's Health and Wellness Coordinator Linda McPhee hosted the workshop for 12 girls from PRHS' Grades 10 - 12 providing them with skills to become role models for other female students.
"It's a great way to turn girls into leaders within our school," Smith said.
"After this workshop these girls will have the skills to organize school sports activities and help get others active," the Phys. Ed teacher said.
The half day session is designed to blend theory with practical applications and provide an opportunity for women working or volunteering in the sport or active living communities, recreation field or school system to share experience, reflect on ideas and apply specific techniques in becoming more physically active.

Organizations: Parrsboro Regional High School, Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women, Central Regional School Board Sue Stevenson Active Healthy Living Consultant

Geographic location: PARRSBORO, Chignecto

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