Girls Get Active In Portobello

On Thursday 6th October, S2 girls at Portobello High School and P7 children at Brunstane, Royal High and Towerbank primaries kick started an Active Schools ‘Girls Into Sport’ project with a visit from Katharine Brown (Miss Scotland/UK in 2009/2010).


The girls participated in Zumba and Belly Dancing with instructor Lorna Bruce. Katharine Brown did some simple toning exercises that the girls can do at home to keep in shape. The message from Katharine was that too thin was not healthy and the girls should be aiming to tone their bodies instead.


Katharine also talked to the girls about how sport has influenced her life in terms of being more focused on her school work, her increased confidence, mood and energy levels! The girls loved the session saying that Zumba was their favourite part of the day! The remainder of the project is funded by Awards For All and the girls will get the chance to try lots of new activities!