A Successful Launch for Sirens For Success
27th September 2017
We are thrilled to launched our Sirens For Success programme, delivered by our very own Sirens captain Claire Brownie, which aims to encourage young girls to participate in sport.
This powerful new programme, which is delivered in partnership with Glasgow Sport, goes straight to the root of many of the issues facing our country’s young girls today, addressing some of the barriers to participation including self esteem, body confidence, resilience, relationships and health & nutrition. Sirens For Success was launched earlier this year off the back of the Sirens’ debut Superleague season and has already seen significant results across participants as well as receiving widespread praise from teachers, parents and the Scottish Government.
The programme consists of 6 weekly 2 hour visits where workshops will be split in to two sessions. The first session is delivered to 12-15 year olds comprising of an educational workshop covering topics such as nutrition, smoking, alcohol, physical activity, resilience and body image, followed by physical session. The second session is for 16-18 year old pupils who will be provided with an opportunity to gain a Netball Leaders Award, where they will gain knowledge and understanding of netball whilst developing essential leadership skills.
At the end of the school term, the school will be invited to participate in a Siren’s Netball festival where the Netball Leaders will take the school teams and help officiate on the day. Great prizes including free tickets to the Siren’s game are up for grabs at the festival alongside the prizes for Most Valuable Pupils (MVP’s) during each school visit!
CEO Claire Nelson invited the Minister for Public Health and Sport, Aileen Campbell, and Sky’s Sportswomen cameras along to Shawlands Academy in Glasgow to observe our Scotland and Sirens Captain, Claire Brownie, delivering a Body Confidence session to some of the pupils as part of our new Sirens For Success Programme. Check out what they have to say here.