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Hurray for the Hoola Hoola Girls!

Big and Little Sisters at Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School, Rhyl, North Wales had a fab group event hosted by Sasha Kenney at Hoola Nation this month. Did you know there are over 474 things you can do with a Hoola Hoop? Well our girls had great fun finding out and it was amazing […]

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Our Founder Jane Kenyon rants about girls on her recent blog

GROWING UP A GIRL IN THE UK – NO THANKS! I feel compelled to put pen to paper about our girls this week. Over the past month the press have gone into meltdown over several new research reports highlighting the challenges of growing up a girl in the UK. Clearly as a teen girl champion […]

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Goodbye to Katherine but not forever!

This month sees us say a temporary goodbye to our School Engagement & Liaison Manager, Katherine Birch as she starts her maternity leave. Hopefully Katherine will return to us within the next 18 months and her energy and ‘I can’ attitude will certainly be missed at Girls Out Loud HQ. I know all our Big […]

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Paige Moves On But Her Legacy Remains

Paige is a Big Sister on our programme at Blackburn Central High and has spent the past 6 months in a mentoring relationship with her Little Sister Ruckaya. Unfortunately due to a job move Paige has to step back this month so we asked her to share her journey as even though she has to […]

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Emotional Resilience Trumps Academic Prowess EVERYTIME!

This month another set of statistics hit my desk that made me flinch and know for certain we are in the right space at the right time. In the past year suicides among teen girls have risen by a third; the number of teens dealing with depression and anxiety has shot up by 75% in […]

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THE GIRL CODE IS READY TO ROLL OUT…

A few months ago Jane and the team at Blackburn Central High School delivered our brand new 2 hour, interactive workshop THE GIRL CODE to the girls and mentors on our Big Sister programme. Having repeated this at Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School this month for another group of Big and Little Sisters the […]

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Resilience in the pursuit of passion

A message from our founder, Jane Kenyon: Anyone who thinks running a not for profit or charity is somehow less stressful or challenging than a commercial operation has obviously never done it or had the benefit of serious financial start-up capital or many wealthy donors! My resilience is tested every day. Growing a business where […]

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Rhyl Ready To Rock

  We now have a team of awesome women ready to meet their Little Sister at Blessed Edward Jones Catholic School in Rhyl this month. Training took place in Ruthin last weekend and the team include a bank manager, NHS executives, entrepreneurs, public sector professionals, a University lecturer, Communications Officer at Grosvenor Estate, several health […]

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STEPPING UP AND OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE ALWAYS PAYS OFF!

This month we delivered our much loved Role Model Relay event at a school in Manchester. The idea is ask 4 inspirational women to share their journey and offer advice to a group of 13/14 year old girls then we invite a further 30 awesome female role models to engage in a speed mentoring session. […]

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Burnley Youth Theatre workshop visit, November 2015

The girls from Blackburn Central High School were brought by minibus from school to Burnley Youth Theatre, where outreach worker Jay Walton had a great day planned. From the very start Jay built great rapport with the girls with his energy, relaxed style and great sense of humour. An excellent icebreaker game got all the […]

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