Last updated: 15 July 2020
We want to thank you all for your ongoing support during the pandemic. We at GFS have inspired by the courage and resilience shown by our girls and young women during such a challenging time.
When planning our return to group, our top priority is the safety of the girls and volunteers. With this in mind, it is currently our intention to delay the reopening of groups until November. It is our sincere hope that it will be safe and practical to welcome girls back at this point.
We’d like to assure you that GFS has continued to work hard behind the scenes to make sure that we come back stronger than ever.
A number of our groups have started holding their sessions online over Zoom. We are so grateful to our volunteers who have adapted ensure that girls have had the opportunity to speak to their friends. Friendships are incredibly important for young girls and we are happy to give them the chance to lean on their GFS community.
Our virtual groups will be taking a break during August, but will return in September. If you’re interested in joining a virtual GFS group, you can get in touch with any of the following, who are holding sessions.
- Banners Gate
- Bishop Auckland
- Market Drayton
GFS at home
With many parents at home and under pressure to keep children entertained, we felt that we could be a big help by making some of our activities available online.
Each week, we are releasing a themed set of activities that are fun for everyone and feature stereotype busting women that can help all children realise that girls can do anything.
So far we have shared science week, spies and codebreakers week, and coming up next will be nature week. You can check them all out here. If you’ve enjoyed the activities, take a picture and tag is in it on Facebook or Instagram – we love to see you having a great time.