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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Grab your tiara and challenge yourself and your girlfriends to climb Snowden on a fully guided hike to raise funds for us. This event is led by Tiara & Treks on our behalf and there are still places left for 26 August so grab your boots and head gear take a look at http://www.treksandtiaras.co.uk/girls-out-loud and […]Read more
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 […]Read more
What do teenagers think about when they think about careers? Some of them don’t think about it at all; many rely on what they see in the media: others will follow the advice of parents, relatives or teachers; and others have natural talents which they pursue regardless. It’s all a bit hit-or-miss really, which is […]Read more
But that doesn’t mean they won’t try! So how should I prepare myself against that eventuality? This was the question addressed by the girls and Big Sisters at Sir William Stanier recently when they took part in a personal safety workshop run by Julie Tweedale, founder of Freedom Personal Safety. Julie is passionate about helping […]Read more
A fleet of Bentleys turned up to take 19 young ladies to a beauty salon and then on to a very special occasion. Can you guess what it was? Yes! It was the Graduation ceremony for the girls who have just completed the second Big Sister programme at Sir William Stanier School in Crewe. We […]Read more