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Role Model Jennie’s Top Tips

At our last Role Model Relay session we introduced 100 girls to some terrific women. Among those who stood to speak were a barrister, a DJ and radio presenter and a top-notch shoe designer – demonstrating, once more, that girls can be whatever they set their minds to. All our marvellous role models engaged with […]

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Big Sister Rollout

December 2013 saw the successful culmination of our third Big Sister programme when our twenty brave Little Sisters from Harrop Fold School made a big, joyful splash at their graduation. In a lively ceremony, hosted by the University of Salford at their Media City studios, the girls celebrated their achievement gleefully with songs, speeches, certificates […]

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Being Real

Jess, Megan and Hannah are typical teenagers: they are keen to assert their independence and make the transition to adulthood. Part of that process is – and always has been – differentiating themselves from their parents’ generation by adopting teenage sub-culture. But there is a paradox: peer pressure can easily dominate and the culture then […]

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Fashion Fun

Fashion is high on the agenda for a lot teenagers – and our Little Sisters are no exception. So you can imagine the excitement when the fabulous ASDA Big Sisters brought along the GEORGE autumn collection for a creative workshop to Oasis Academy School in Oldham during August. They started by telling the story of […]

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Careers Help

What do teenagers think about when they think about careers? Some of them don’t think about it at all; many rely on what they see in the media: others will follow the advice of parents, relatives or teachers; and others have natural talents which they pursue regardless. It’s all a bit hit-or-miss really, which is […]

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Sleepy Heads

We’ve all heard the jokes and the sarcastic comments about lazy teenagers who can’t get out of bed: but it’s time we faced up to the facts of the matter. Scientific studies repeatedly conclude that teenagers are not wilfully lazy – they are simply bio-rhythmically challenged. Our bodies release melatonin to help us sleep but […]

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Arriving in style with Bentley!

A fleet of Bentleys turned up to take 19 young ladies to a beauty salon and then on to a very special occasion. Can you guess what it was? Yes! It was the Graduation ceremony for the girls who have just completed the second Big Sister programme at Sir William Stanier School in Crewe. We […]

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Choice not Chance

There’s currently much of talk about the fact that company boards are overwhelmingly dominated by men but, whatever is being done to redress the balance, it obviously isn’t working. Research from the Cranfield School of Management shows that board level appointments of women at FTSE 100 firms has actually slumped to only 17% of the […]

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Don’t forget the ‘I’ in IWD

Members of the Girls Out Loud team joined the women of Nantwich in their candle-lit ceremony on Friday evening. It was a reminder that although the women of Britain have fought long and hard for sexual equality they still have a way to go. Women’s rights have been enshrined in law but many men pay […]

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