Posts in «Big Sister» category

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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A Winning Combination

Fans will be envious of the year 11 girls from Sir William Stanier School who were given silver VIP tickets for the match on Saturday when Crewe Alexandra beat Scunthorpe by one goal to nil. The Club is enthusiastic about supporting the Big Sister mentoring programme and, for the second year running, has generously hosted […]

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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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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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121s in action…

I must admit that I was nervous that school might not be the best place for the intimate coming-together of girls with Big Sisters. I suppose I was thinking back to my own school days and those dreary buildings designed to facilitate a regimented, authoritarian learning process. As soon as the bell rang for end […]

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Outdoor fun!

Before we started the Big Sister 1-2-1 mentoring sessions at the Sir William Stanier School we organised an outdoor group activity session for the girls and their Big Sisters. What did we achieve? Well, we all got wet, for a start!. One of the activities involved pouring buckets of water into a big steel tube […]

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Big Sister Pilot Party

What fabulous fun – 20 lucky girls from Sir William Stanier School met 20 lucky Big Sisters. There were luxury goody bags, balloons, slides and music at the the launch of the first Big Sister mentoring programme. Parents, teachers, supporters (Cheshire East Council, Cheshire Constabulary, Wulvern, MMU), The Mayor of Crewe and the Girls Out […]

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