I wanted to meet like-minded members of the King’s community and take part in a project that would create positive social impact. As a master’s student on a one-year course, I wanted to contribute to some of the wider outreach work King’s does and gain valuable experiences beyond my academic study.
You were part of a team with Girls United, a not-for-profit social enterprise who aim to empower girls through football. What issue did you address?
Our project looked at tackling the issue of inactivity among teenage girls. Research shows that sports participation among teenage girls is lower than that of teenage boys. Only 10% of girls aged 13–16 meet the recommended daily activity levels.
Our project, #FindYourGame, aimed to address this national issue at a local level. The project aimed to target inactive girls in our local communities of Lambeth and Southwark and address the specific barriers preventing them taking part in sports. We planned to identify female sporting mentors and produce a series of videos about their positive sporting experiences. In addition, we planned to run workshops that would help to break down the barriers to physical activity experienced by young girls in our community.