Kimberly Wyatt, singer, dancer, choreographer and TV personality, is a Girls Active Awards 2019 ambassador as well as judge.
We caught up with her to find out more about her school sport experience and why being involved in Girls Active has appealed to her passion for keeping girls engaged in being active.
“I had a pretty good school sport experience as I loved being active and loved to compete however, I wasn’t able to find ‘my thing’ through school sport. I was lucky enough to have the chance to find dance outside of school which became my passion. The downside was that I missed the inclusion I could see so many athletes felt being on a school sports team at school.
“I feel my work with the Youth Sport Trust is important because getting active at a young age and learning to work together through sport are the building blocks of creating awareness and habits for an optimistic future.
“Programmes like Girls Active gives our youth a chance to connect with their bodies and emotions in a fun way. Finding sports that girls want to do can help those that feel self-conscious about competing in a sport and a chance to be challenged and feel included.
“I was so impressed with the creative ideas of the entries for the Girls Active Awards 2019. Having the determination to make a difference is one thing, thinking outside of the box and implementing creative, active endeavours that make a difference is another!
“I felt proud to see girls communicate and take action. The more they used their imagination the more impressed I was. I think GLAMs have the power to encourage an active movement that can make a real difference!”
The shortlist for this years’ awards has been announced and winners will be celebrated at the Awards ceremony at the Houses of Parliament in November.