'Just Shift It' programme provides valuable learnings
19 September 2019
The Shift Foundation have produced a video that focuses on capturing learnings around how to effectively engage with Intermediate-aged (10-12-year-old) females.
Produced as part of their second and final round of KiwiSport reporting for the ‘Just Shift It’ programme, the video highlights the delivery of ‘Just Shift It’, a six-month pilot programme for girls attending Maidstone Intermediate and Lakeview School.
The aim of the pilot was to better understand their barriers to participation and to help bridge the gap between intermediate and secondary schools sport/active recreation participation. Further understanding of this space was of particular importance for Shift, as around this age there is often a drop-off in physical activity levels recorded.
Rosie Bartley, Shift Upper Hutt Coordinator says in the video that at this age they are open to new experiences and still have a bravery (to participate). "It's important that they feel like they belong. Important that they know they have skills, that they have something to contribute."
Sport Wellington look forward to observing how the Shift Foundation continues to work towards their goals of improving physical literacy, increasing participation, building confidence, removing barriers, improving wellbeing and growing young female leaders within Wellington and beyond.