Teenager schoolgirl thanks sport for giving her confidence

Schoolgirl Kiera says a school-based scheme, encouraging youngsters to get into sport, helped her become more confident as a teenager.

Kiera, from Werneth School near Manchester, didn't enjoy PE lessons until she was encouraged by her teacher to try a range of different sports, including DodgeBall and Zumba.

She is an example of the many school girls aged 11-16 who, according to the Youth Sport Trust, struggle to stay physically active compared to boys.

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