And the award goes to… GFS Bishop Auckland!

On Wednesday 3 November 2021, GFS Bishop Auckland (AYCC) won NE Youth’s Action of the Year Award for their girls’ safety campaign, Lights for Nights. This original campaign is a for-girls, by-girls action, led by three of the outstanding members of this GFS group. The … Continued

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Six new groups officially open

November has been a truly exciting month for us at GFS, with our six group launches taking us all over England, touching down in Birmingham, Sunderland, Manchester, Liverpool and London. At GFS we’re committed to opening groups for girls across … Continued

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Introducing our new Trustees

GFS is currently in an exciting period of external and internal change. We’re adding fresh faces to our head office, extraordinary Board of Trustees and on our committees. Throughout the recruitment process our board was determined to develop diversity on the board and committees, while also recruiting young trustees and committee members.   We were completely swamped with the most incredible applicants. Now … Continued

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Celebrating PRIDE month

Last term we celebrated International Women’s Day together by taking part in the #ChooseToChallenge activity. We loved seeing all of your art and photos, so this term we would love to all celebrate PRIDE month together. Our vision at GFS … Continued

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Operations Leadership & Management

As you will all know, we now have a smaller Operations Team than we did at the start of 2020. We have taken some time to think about how we should address this. We are in a pandemic and need … Continued

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Christmas card in a tree

Christmas card competition 2020 – Me on Christmas Day

As we know its been an unprecedented year which has been tricky for us all. Well done to everyone for doing their best. We know how much our GFS girls love the Christmas card competition so we’re happy to announce … Continued

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GFS 20-21 budget summary

We are most grateful to the volunteers who have supported the budget planning by submitting their plans for the coming year. The rapidly changing situation surrounding the pandemic means that forward planning is not easy, and we know you have … Continued

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How to complete your GFS register

Completing a register each week is an essential safeguarding procedure and must be done at group. Your GFS register in Dropbox should be completed each week and GFS understands it may not be practical to do this at your session.  … Continued

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Improving our data security by moving to Dropbox

As part of GFSs ongoing commitment to data protection we are improving our data security.  From September 2020, we are providing each group with secure storage for digital documents via Dropbox.  What is Dropbox?  Dropbox is a cloud based storage … Continued

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Virtual term pack to support online delivery

We know how much of a new skill it has been to develop activities to deliver in Zoom sessions. We’ve loved seeing your ideas and the way girls have reacted to them. However, we appreciate that some support is needed to … Continued

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