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Big Sister Crewe 2 – up & running

Great news and great fun as our second Girls Out Loud Big Sister mentoring programme in Crewe was official launched last week at Sir William Stanier Community School in Crewe. Crewe Mayor Cllr Roy Cartlidge made a speech and presented each of the girls who will be taking part with a goodie bag to welcome […]

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Big Sister Graduation

We’ve just celebrated the culmination of the Big Sisters year-long mentoring programme – and we all made sure it was a day to remember. Before the graduation ceremony the Girls were invited to South Cheshire College where, after being served lunch, they were treated to a pampering session which included hairdressing and makeovers. So they […]

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Fear of Failure

My friend has always maintained that she can’t sing so I was surprised when she told me that she had joined a choir. “How come they accepted you?” I asked. “Ah, well, it’s a special choir” she answered “it’s called the Can’t Sing Choir. It’s for people who think they can’t sing.” The leader of […]

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Let’s Prove the Point

It’s a sorry state of affairs that almost 100 years after the Suffragettes won us the right to vote for parliament, we women should still need to press hard for equal representation at the top levels of government and business. The European Union is currently considering the introduction of a law which would prescribe quotas […]

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Football Special

Yes, the Big Sister programme is based on one-to-one mentoring sessions but there’s a lot more to it than that: football, for example. Crewe Alexandra generously invited the girls and their Big Sisters to be VIP guests at their home match against Wimbledon on Saturday 25th February. Apart from the excitement of the match, this […]

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Confidence = can-do

Girls Out Loud was mentioned twice during a House of Commons debate at the end of November when, in the context of a debate on the ‘Girls – educational development’ we were given credit for the effectiveness of our mentoring model. MP’s were discussing the fact that studies over the last 30 years show girls […]

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Healthy Mind & Body

Zumba! Sounds like an exotic dance, right? Well, in case you didn’t know, it’s the latest way to combine fun with fitness; a dance-based physical routine to make you sweat and keep your heart pumping. The girls and the Big Sisters had a Zumba session at Sir William Stanier School recently and we proved to […]

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