Christmas Card Competition 2018

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It’s that time of year again – we’re on the hunt for a new design for our 2018 GFS Christmas card. All GFS girls and young women aged 5-16 are eligible to enter. There is no theme this year – … Continued

Sexual Health Week: Explaining Consent to Young People

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Maintaining good sexual health is an essential and important part of every girl and young women’s overall well-being.  The Family Planning Association launched ‘Sexual Health Week’ 11 years ago and each year the conversations around sexual issues have gone from … Continued

International Youth Day: Celebrating Safe Spaces

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International Youth Day, which takes place in August each year, is a time to recognise the contribution young people make to society all across the globe. This year, the theme for International Youth Day is “Youth Safe Spaces”. Below, we … Continued

GFS Pilling: Keeping Village Traditions Afloat

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From scarecrow competitions to village galas, most UK villages have their own quirks and traditions – some even dating back hundreds of years. It’s no different for Pilling, a village based within the Wyre borough of Lancashire, celebrating its annual … Continued

Interview: My Work Experience with GFS

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At the beginning of July 2018, we welcomed Savannah Young, age 14, into Girls Friendly Society Head Office for a week-long work experience placement. Savannah gained insight into the work of the organisation and the sector as a whole, as … Continued

GFS Swinton & Youth Acts of Kindness

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GFS Girl Donates Hair to Children’s Charity We’re so impressed and proud to reveal that one of the girls at GFS Swinton made the brave decision to donate her long locks to charity. Eleanor Pinkney, who goes to her local … Continued

National Volunteers’ Week

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Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution that volunteers make across the UK. We are lucky enough to have over 170 people volunteering for GFS, all of whom are integral to the running of 40 groups across … Continued

Top Ten Feminist Anthems

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♫ Sisters are doin’ it for themselves.♫ We’ve put together this top ten playlist of inspirational female performers/songwriters. What better way to celebrate the lives and music of these empowering women than to put your headphones in, turn up the … Continued