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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What fabulous fun – 20 lucky girls from Sir William Stanier School met 20 lucky Big Sisters. There were luxury goody bags, balloons, slides and music at the the launch of the first Big Sister mentoring programme. Parents, teachers, supporters (Cheshire East Council, Cheshire Constabulary, Wulvern, MMU), The Mayor of Crewe and the Girls Out […]Read more
The pressure is on! GCSE exam results are due and good results are regarded by many as the make-or-break factor in defining prospects for a successful career. But what if you don’t get the results you had hoped for? Must you be written off as a loser and a failure? Are you doomed to accept […]Read more
Fans will be envious of the year 11 girls from Sir William Stanier School who were given silver VIP tickets for the match on Saturday when Crewe Alexandra beat Scunthorpe by one goal to nil. The Club is enthusiastic about supporting the Big Sister mentoring programme and, for the second year running, has generously hosted […]Read more
At our last Role Model Relay session we introduced 100 girls to some terrific women. Among those who stood to speak were a barrister, a DJ and radio presenter and a top-notch shoe designer – demonstrating, once more, that girls can be whatever they set their minds to. All our marvellous role models engaged with […]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
Launching a Big Sister programme always fills the Girls Out Loud team with excitement. On the morning of the launch at Albion Academy, it’s safe to say everyone was filled with nerves. It’s a big deal for a teenage girl to agree to open up to someone, especially to a relative stranger. It wasn’t just […]Read more