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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The Big and Little Sisters at Blackburn Central High School experienced a real treat back in September when they were invited to an event celebrating 100 years of women in Policing in Preston. The event was attended by over 100 Policewomen and the Girls Out Loud party were treated like VIPS for the day, attending […]Read more
Why oh why do so many successful, financially independent and beautiful women accept cheating, lying men back into their lives, even when it means public humiliation and loss of credibility? Demi Moore, Cheryl Cole, Rihanna, Colleen Rooney, Tania Ramsay to name a few. Sometimes I can see the attraction to the bad boy and the […]Read more
As with every Big Sister programme, watching the Little Sisters begin to realise their potential is always an incredible feeling. Last month, the Little Sisters from our current programme at Middleton Technology school took part in a workshop, hosted by technology firm UKFast, exploring how they can use social media to express their creativity. Led […]Read more
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Jess, Megan and Hannah are typical teenagers: they are keen to assert their independence and make the transition to adulthood. Part of that process is – and always has been – differentiating themselves from their parents’ generation by adopting teenage sub-culture. But there is a paradox: peer pressure can easily dominate and the culture then […]Read more