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Girls Active

Girls Active is a physical activity programme targeting

teenage girls in schools in the northwest (County

Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim) region of Ireland. It is a

joint initiative between the Health Service Executive

West (HSE), Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership

(SSRP), Donegal Sports Partnership (DSP) and Youth

Sport West (YSW). The programme is designed to

increase the number of teenage girls involved in long-

term regular physical activity through developing more

supportive environments in schools

In Colaiste Iascaigh this programme is offered to all girls to take part. Through the years there have been a lot of activities for the girls to try out. Some of the activities are as follows:

  • Aerobics
  • Break Dancing
  • Circuit training
  • Boxercise
  • Tennis cardio
  • Zumba

It is hoped that these fun activities encourage girls to get more physically active and therefore improve their health and attitude to exercise and activity as they get older.

As a reward for good attendance there is a Girls Active festival held every year in Sligo I.T where the girls get to join other schools in trying out more activities. 

Colaiste Iascaigh girls at the Girls Active Festival