Podcast 21: How Can We Encourage Girls To Play Sports?

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Daisy and Becky Piggott

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How can we encourage girls to play traditionally male-dominated sports?

Our 12th and 13th interview for the 100 Women series is with Daisy Gardner and Becky Kenneally, teachers at The Piggott School. Becky is a PE teacher, Head of Year 9 and shares the role as head of Key Stage 3. Daisy Gardner is also a PE teacher and Head of Year 7.

In this episode, you can hear Becky, Daisy and Teacher Toolkit editor, Holly Gardner:

  • express the value of having passionate sportspeople teaching young girls
  • humbly tell of their sporting accolades and career highlights
  • describe the challenges they faced playing male-dominated sports and the behaviour of young boys in class
  • highlight the importance of delegation, in managing your own time in a leadership role
  • share their behaviour management tips
  • discuss how bonding with students outside of class can reduce behavioural issues in students
  • name their 4 female role models and why they are such positive influences on female body image.

Holly says: “This podcast is full of practical tips and advice – from behaviour management, workload, managing a middle leadership role and how to be a strong woman! Don’t miss it!”


You can follow Daisy on Twitter here and Becky on Twitter here.

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