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Festival of fitness inspires girls to get active

Published on 14/03/19

A day of fitness and fun has given girls from Norwich schools the chance to try new activities and learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Pupils from Jane Austen College and Hethersett Academy tried yoga, Zumba, and Bootybarre – a fun workout using moves from dance and pilates - at the This Girl Can Festival, held at UEA Sportspark on Tuesday, March 12.

In a talk from an expert nutritionist the girls learned about the importance of healthy eating and the hidden sugar in everyday food and drinks.

Miss Alothman from Hethersett Academy said: “The different activities and nutrition chat were great opportunities and the girls really enjoyed it from start to finish.

“They found it fun, physical and exciting.”

Organised by Norwich School Sports Partnership, the festival was part of the 2019 Norfolk School Games programme, giving students across the county the opportunity to take part in different sports and physical activities.