Seven students from Tameside College have qualified as ‘This Girl Can’ ambassadors after receiving training from the Association of Colleges (AoC).
The students visited Blackburn College to receive their training as part of the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign which is a national initiative to encourage more females into sport.
The new ambassadors will be raising awareness of sports and enrichment activities alongside their studies at the college, they will also act as role models to other female students, encouraging them to take part in activities and use social media to promote enrichment and positive news stories.
The ambassador roles will also help the students develop personal skills and work experience, encouraging them to use their leadership and team work abilities.
Sophie Reilly, ‘This Girl Can’ ambassador and catering and hospitality student at Tameside College, said: “The training was really good and helped me to understand the role of an ambassador really well. I am looking forward to starting and hope that we can encourage more young people to get involved with the college’s sport activities. Plus it’s something I can put on my CV for the future.”
Julia Kelly, tackling inactivity lead at Tameside College, said: “The ‘This Girl Can’ ambassadors will have a positive influence on other females across Tameside College. I am sure that they can encourage lots of other female students to have the confidence to take part in some form of activity whilst at college and really promote the campaign.”