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Some girls terrified of PE.

Some girls terrified of PE.

Gracie Rowe used to be terrified of PE.

"I was on the tubby side.

"My personal self-consciousness was like a devil on my shoulder telling me I couldn't do it.

"It was the fact that I had to move, be active and sweat.

"I would just stand and watch and mope."

    

Gracie says she had zero self-confidence when she started secondary school.

She was so nervous that she tried to persuade her mum she was sick most days and twice-weekly PE lessons were a particular source of stress.

"I was worried that people judged me. It was because I wasn't happy with myself."

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