On Friday Ignite Sport ran our first "Just shift it" event at Hutt Valley High School, the second school to come on board with the new Shift initiative we are running in the Hutt Valley.
Shift is a project to improve young women's wellbeing that was started in Wellington by the Wellington City Council and BGI. Ignite Sport is partnering with the council to run Shift in the Hutt Valley led by Emma Bakker who has recently joined the Ignite Sport staff.
Our first event saw 50 young women getting down to the latest Zumba beats whilst having fun and getting fit in the process. This was followed by a workshop focused on trust in relationships.
This event was the first in a programme that was co-designed with the 152 students that had opted-in to be a part of the "Just shift it" programme. The rest of the term involves: yoga, self-esteem workshop, "Shut up and dance" workshop, and ice-skating.
If you would like to learn more about the other initiatives that are a part of the Shift programme please go to our Shift page here. If you are interested in volunteering with Shift please contact Emma Bakker.