On Friday 8th March, girls from Years 5 and 6 enjoyed an opportunity to play football at Haverstock Secondary School in support of #LetGirlsPlay. It was a tremendous occasion and the girls were proud to represent our school team after taking part in an inter-school league earlier in the year.

After arriving at Haverstock, the girls took part in a morning training session, spurred on by young leaders at Haverstock, who cheered them on and boosted their resilience. They were ready and excited to take part! During the games, our pupils rose to the challenge playing fantastic football against secondary school pupils. Whilst there, they also met some VIPS, including Fara Williams,  Sir Keir Starmer and Mark Bullingham! These famous faces were friendly and supportive and helped our girls realise the importance of the initiative. The girls spoke with confidence whilst being interviewed about how much football means to them.

Back at school, our Year 6 girls supported Hawley’s younger players during our #LetGirlsPlay training session. They ran their own events for almost 50 girls in Years 1-6!

Overall, it was a fantastic opportunity and we hope to encourage more girls to take part in sporting activities and events in the future!