SKATEBOARDERS from as far as London attended a Winchester Skate Jam organised to get more girls ‘on boards’.

The session was arranged by Peter Symonds student, Emily Maynard, and saw a wide range of girls turn up at River Park Leisure Centre, including a four year-old girl from Brighton.

Local store Beans and Boards, and skateboard shop J and J’s in Totton, both helped run the activities and provided a raffle, whilst selling refreshments throughout the day.

Phoebe Gubb, who has recently moved with her husband to Winchester and attended the event, said: “This was a really good event for girls to get together, celebrate the sport and as a bonus raise some money.

“I was amazed at the sponsors and their generosity but most importantly the skate scene can be for girls too and we do not have to be afraid to go in to local skateparks provided by the council.”

Proceeds from the event will go to SKATEPAL, a non-profit organisation that provides skateboarding opportunity to young people in Palestine.

Future events and information can be found on Instagram on @winchgirlskate.