DISCOVERY is a one day interactive, motivating and inspiring workshop packed with fun and empowering activities aimed at increasing awareness of self, pumping up confidence and self esteem and raising aspirations. It is targeted at girls from Year 8 upwards with minimum age to attend being 13.
The Day is lead by the Girls Out Loud senior team and supported by a serious posse of women volunteers from all walks of life including business, the professions, charities, academia, public sector, creative and media, sport and social enterprises.
The Discovery Day is inspirational and powerful and combines self analysis techniques with group work, creativity and communications. We harness the time and experiences of a diverse group of female role models to work with us as team leaders at all our events and this alone has amazing results. Here are some of the key areas the girls are likely to improve:
The girls will be tasked with several team exercises. This will help them understand different roles, assert their own opinions and listen to others, manage their time and understand what needs to be done and by who, work to a common purpose, understand the need for compromise and be heard.
The girls will engage in several creative tasks. This will show them how to brainstorm, encourage them to dream and think outside the box.
Throughout the day the girls will be asked to express and defend their opinions, present their case to their group and the whole room, be inspired to raise their game by the workshop leaders and the featured role models. They will learn what they are capable of and develop some emotional resilience and recognise that some of what may have held them back is simply a limiting belief and they can dump them!
SENSE OF SELF AND CREATING A POSITIVE PERSONAL IDENTITY:
The day is all about them finding their voice. To start the lifelong personal development journey of understanding who they are and what they want. What motivates them, what are they capable of and most importantly, the fact that they are not defined by what they look like but who they are inside.
The Discovery Day can be hosted on or off school premises and works best with a minimum of 50, maximum of 110 participants, all the same age, in the same year group.
For more information about hosting a day in your school complete the general enquiry form and we will call you for a general chat within 5 days.
And if you would like to put yourself forward to volunteer at one of these events please complete volunteer registration form.
‘It was a day all about me. It was amazing, absolutely fantastic and unforgettable.’
Year 8 girl at Irlam & Cadishead College, North West
‘You have to appreciate who you really are. It’s what’s on the inside that counts. I don’t have to be skinny to be beautiful. Brilliant day’
Year 8 girl at Oldham Oasis Academy, North West
“We had an amazing day, you could see the girls develop in confidence as the day went on and we can’t wait to see Jane and Claire in 12 months time to read our pledges and see if we have lived up to them. Thank you.”St Mary’s Catholic College – DISCOVERY DAY
“We thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. It was both interesting and fulfilling to witness the girls ‘develop’ their confidence as the day went on. Those who came in with a wary look on their faces as they entered the room left with smiles, giggles and they seemed to be walking a LOT taller. On the way back in the mini bus the girls were buzzing about their experiences and didn’t stop yacking to each other. Top marks to Jane and team for an amazing day.”Ashton Community College – DISCOVERY DAY
“A group of Year 9’s participated in the core Discovery Day at Cockburn Performing Arts School, Leeds.
The girls were given the opportunity to reflect on their school and home lives in a safe environment and it was a new and refreshing way to get across messages we as teachers are continually trying to embed in our practise. It certainly makes all the difference when the girls get the chance to talk to new people that are not their teachers about sensitive subjects like self image and family life.
All the women that took part from Girls Out Loud were wonderful role models for the girls and almost instantly created positive relationships with them. The conversations were valuable and supportive and it was impressive how honest they managed to get the girls to be. This can only be put down to the impressive skills of the women taking part; our girls felt totally comfortable and at ease.
The day was a total success in every way possible and the girls came away feeling empowered and knowledgeable about how the move forward.”Cockburn Performing Arts School – DISCOVERY DAY