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Rochdale Joins the Party

Middleton Technology School in Rochdale becomes the 36th school to step up and engage Girls Out Loud. Our Big Sister programme launched in school in May following a Role Model Relay event where we introduced over 100 girls in Year 8 to 35 awesome female role models. 20 Little Sisters will now start a year-long […]

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JUMP ON THE BUS WITH HER PLEASE!

TOXIC FRIENDSHIPS Over the past 12 months I have been inundated with pleas from parents at the end of their tether as they try to support their teenage girls navigate through the complex minefield that is friendship. The most reoccurring questions are….. Why are girls so mean? What’s with these yoyo friends? How can they […]

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Girls don’t need one role model, they need a tribe

It seems like every week there’s a new study out telling us how difficult it is to be a teenage girl today. Just in the past year, we’ve heard how teenage girls in the UK are among the most miserable in the world, that their mental wellbeing is worsening and that some girls as young […]

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Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves!

We were delighted to see an article in the Oldham Chronicle about a few of our ex Little Sisters, Ellie and Dione picking up the mantle to continue our work in their school, after our contract expired. Girls at Oldham Oasis Academy decided to establish a student-led mentoring scheme where Year 10 girls support year […]

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Endings Are As Important As Beginnings

One of our Big Sisters at Blackburn Central High School, Police Officer Louise Dunn shares her experience and personal journey of being a Big Sister to Alix… “It’s so satisfying to know that just being there for a teenage girl can have such an impact on her life. Just to notice small changes in her […]

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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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