After a long summer, spent away from work and predominantly with my children it has occurred to me that I need a rest. Not a rest from them (although that would be welcome) but a physical rest. For 8 weeks I have taken part in almost every physical activity I can think of…
Watching the England Lionesses this summer has been a real treat for me. Especially as I have watched all the games with my two young sons and some of their friends. In particular for me, I have loved hearing the girls and boys of our younger generations talking about the players; who their favourite is, who they would like to be like when they grow up, who is the best striker of the ball, who should take the penalties.
A quick question for you: Which subject is consistently underfunded, understaffed and underscheduled – but is the only subject in school that engages a child’s mind and body, promotes their physical and emotional health, as well as improving concentration and developing character?
We live in an age where teenage girls are able to enjoy historic opportunity.
I watched Oprah Winfrey preach ‘Girl Power’ from the Golden Globes stage, Spain has appointed a majority-women cabinet, voters in Ireland struck down one of the most draconian abortion bans in the developed world and women in Saudi Arabia finally became able to drive legally.
Saracens and England Women’s rugby player Vicky Fleetwood has thrown her support behind ‘Strong Girls Can’
The World Cup-winning hooker has more than a half-century of caps for her country. Now she is helping to promote a scheme which aims to empower teenager girls to be proud of who they are – and not conform to what society or social media tells them they should be.