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 Sisters and team will join me in wishing her well and demand that she stays in touch! And with one daughter and another one on the way, how can she say no!
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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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
Our Girls Arrive at Graham & Brown for some creative fun! In November last year a group of Big and Little Sisters from our programme at Blackburn Central High School were treated to an interactive creative workshop hosted by our key sponsors Graham & Brown, internationally acclaimed manufacturers of wallpaper, wall art and paint. The […]Read more
Ever have that feeling that you just can’t face your workload, your problems or responsibilities? Well, you’re not alone. But here’s the thing: anticipation is the worst part. Once you determine to tackle an issue it starts to become just another challenge that you can take in your stride – like worries in the night […]Read more
‘My 12 months mentoring a teenage girl on the Big Sister programme had an amazing impact on me. My Little Sister was feisty, a strong character and sometimes she channelled her energy inappropriately and got into trouble. We connected on A Discovery Day in her school and I adored her instantly! We met a couple […]Read more