Middleton Technology School in Rochdale becomes the 36th school to step up and engage Girls Out Loud. Our Big Sister programme launched in school in May following a Role Model Relay event where we introduced over 100 girls in Year 8 to 35 awesome female role models.
20 Little Sisters will now start a year-long journey with their Big Sister and participate in several group events starting with our Girl Code workshop in the new term.
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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
Self harming used to be a pretty rare and isolated symptom of more serious psychological pain, however today it is reaching epidemic levels amongst our young girls aged 11-14. Our Founder Jane Kenyon reviews the evidence…… It is estimated by mental health professionals 1 in 4 girls will self harm before they leave school and […]Read more
We hear so many amazing stories from both Big and Little Sisters that we wanted to share them with you. This month Rebecca Bowers talks about her experience of being a Big Sister. “Being part of the Big Sister programme has been so rewarding. I’m in my second year of mentoring now and absolutely love […]Read more
We’ve just celebrated the culmination of the Big Sisters year-long mentoring programme – and we all made sure it was a day to remember. Before the graduation ceremony the Girls were invited to South Cheshire College where, after being served lunch, they were treated to a pampering session which included hairdressing and makeovers. So they […]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
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