Girls: It's Your Move


During 2019, Girls: It’s Your Move (IYM) supported high schools to take an holistic approach to engage high school students to increase girls’ participation in physical activity and active travel.

Less than 10% of female high school students in Canberra are meeting Australia’s physical activity guidelines. Through Girls: IYM students had the opportunity to lead change and develop an innovative project to empower, inspire and motivate young women to get active.

The following schools participated in Girls: IYM:

  • Amaroo School
  • Calwell High School
  • Canberra Girls Grammar School
  • Caroline Chisholm School
  • Telopea Park School
  • Wanniassa School

These schools were supported with: 

  • Up to $3,000 in seed funding to implement selected school projects 
  • A free whole day health and wellness event for all participating students with workshops on self-identity, personal development, physical activity and more
  • TQI-Accredited professional learning and face-to-face workshops for teachers
  • A social media/marketing mentor who supported students in creating a campaign to engage their school community, including the positive use of social media
  • A business mentor who offered industry advice, facilitated community partnerships and worked with students to implement their project
  • Entrepreneurs: IYM design-thinking toolkits including award-winning curriculum resources for students and teachers
  • Ongoing support from the IYM team and other great benefits and offers from our program supporters
Page last updated on: 5 Feb 2020