Senior Students Celebrate Active Girls in School

A group of year 11 and 12 Mt Maria College (MMC), Mitchelton girls, who have contributed significantly to sport at the college, recently entered a Queensland-Government funded competition to motivate girls to take part in physical activity in their schools.

The MMC girls attended the Queensland office of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation’s (ACHPER) annual Women in Sport Breakfast on 25 October at the Brisbane Convention Centre.

The event recognises and celebrates the incredible sporting talent amongst women and girls in Queensland and draws inspiration from guest elite athletes, who share their stories to an audience of 700+ school girls from across South-East Queensland.

As part of this year’s event, ACHPER ran a video competition to promote active and healthy lifestyles.

The MMC girls submitted an entry into the #activegirlsinschool video competition and although unsuccessful in taking out the top prize, the hugely motivational video has been recognised as a massive achievement by the college’s Sports Leader, Hannah Richardson.

“It was such an inspirational morning, and attending the ACHPER event and entering the competition was reward enough for all that the senior girls have done for sport at the college over the years,” Hannah Richardson said.

The MMC girls’ competition entry can be viewed below and seeks to “encourage every girl to jump up off their feet, get active, and defeat every gender stereotype that exists.”






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