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EHS Girls Go for Gold

16 September 2011


Staff and pupils at EHS are gearing up for the Girls Go Gold Conference which will take place at Edgbaston High School on Wednesday 21 September.

'Girls Go Gold' will be attended by elite sportswomen in Years 10-13 from EHS and over 40 GSA schools across the UK, who represent their county or country in their chosen sport, as well those studying GCSE, AS and A2 PE. This one-day conference has been designed with the needs and expectations of elite sportswomen in mind, both at school and in higher education.

This year's conference will be attended by keynote speakers Baroness Sue Campbell, Chair of UK Sport, and Dame Kelly Holmes DBE, sports personality and double gold Olympic medallist. Dame Kelly commented: "I am delighted to be speaking at this year's Girls Go Gold conference. It is important to have a platform to encourage both sport in schools and the participation of women in sport. The event will be an inspiring and motivational day for all involved and I am very much looking forward to meeting everyone."

In addition to keynote presentations, there will be a series of break-out sessions covering Sports Psychology, Sports Physiology, A day in the life of an elite performer, the Olympic Games and Sports Nutrition. These sessions will be led by specialists in their field including representatives from the University of Birmingham and Kelloggs.

Please be aware that on this day all areas of school will be busy and parking arrangements will be slightly different from usual.

Westbourne car park will be free for drop off and pick up as normal. The front car park will be free for drop off and pick up but it will be much busier than usual as conference delegates arrive in coaches and minibuses. We request that Prep parents avoid parking on the lower car park; instead, Prep playground will be made available for drop off and pick up.

If you are able to share transport on this day we would be very grateful.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

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