Posts in «The Gossip» category

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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Early intervention so important…

The principle of early intervention has always been at the heart of the GOL action plan and, if ever there was an ideal time to convince the doubters, now is it. Following the outbreak of looting that hit our city centres over the summer, early intervention has become a buzz-phrase associated with arguments on how […]

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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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