Sporty Spice

Former English Olympian Kelly Holmes wants more girls to feel encouraged to participate in their school gym classes, and she thinks the oufits are the problem. So Holmes has designed new gym uniforms (or "P.E. kits" as they're called in Mother England). The uniform consists of black and pink gym pants and a hoodie, replacing the tight athletic shirts and short shorts that currently dominate. Says 14-year old Rebecca O'Rourke of the new kit, "The girls have taken to the new uniform because it hides their body and they feel more confident." OK, why did this feel-good story have to end on such a feel-bad note? Sigh. [Telegraph]