On Friday 5th of October Scotland celebrated Active Girls Day, which is an initiative sportscotland have set up to get more girls playing sport.
Calderside Academy was treated to a visit from Ann Hargie from Uddingston CC who led the day with two sessions in the morning with 70 female pupils getting a taster session of cricket.
Of the participants were enthusiastic sports leaders, including Scottish Government Minister for Older People & Equalities, Christina McKelvie, how to turn her hand to a bat.
Cricket Scotland, female Development officer, Rosy Ryan, took half of the girls for a session of CricHIIT, which is a newly launched programme by Cricket Scotland.
CricHIIT encourages females to take on cricket by doing a fun high intensity interval training session which is specific to cricket and adds a quick fun spin onto a sport known for its long matches.
The day was supported from sportscotland and Active Schools South Lanarkshire who are devoted to getting more girls active. ‘