Our warmest congratulations go to Little Sister, Gemma, on her appointment as Head Girl of Oasis Academy Oldham. Her achievement is especially heartening since, when we first met, she was shy and reluctant to speak out, hiding her face – along with her cleverness and creativity – behind her long hair. But Gemma, with the encouragement and support of her Big Sister, Dawn, grew in confidence throughout her year on the Big Sister mentoring programme, winning a prize for public speaking along the way.
Having graduated from the programme in January, she is now showing how to give back, supporting a new Little Sister through the current year. She’s a great role model who has clearly found her own confident voice and is using it to step up to a happy and successful life. Well done Gemma – and Dawn too!