During one of our school workshop sessions we were asked to develop a workshop specifically for young girls aged 11 - 16 to speak about issues surrounding self confidence, healthy relationship and body image. As a female led organisation we felt it was important to develop a workshop that wasn't a 'one off' and allowed these girls to continue to be supported throughout their school life. As a part of the 5 week programme we appoint a female member of staff in each school to become a mentor / leader for these young women to continue to do the work once we leave.
The workshop explores 4 themes which include - body image and confidence, healthy relationships, career and business and self care. Each week we have guest speakers and activities which allow students express themselves, ask questions and have group discussions. On week 5 we reflect on the past 4 weeks and students create a piece of artwork to show what the workshop has meant to them, we also encourage feedback on how we can improve the sessions.