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Group trip to a climbing centre
Going on an offsite trip can be an exciting adventure and a unique opportunity to gain experiences outside of their local vicinity. Climbing and abseiling can help girls and young women feel more confident in themselves as they overcome any fears they might have, as well as help with planning skills, strength and agility. For many GFS girls and young women, a trip to a climbing a centre would not be an opportunity available to them without our subsidies.
Group yoga class
Its well known that yoga has physical and mental health benefits. What might not be as well as known is that girls as young as seven and eight feel stressed out by school, homework, tests, friends and bullies. We know from experience with our groups of girls that a yoga workshop can be really beneficial in providing them with tools for self-care, relaxation and mindfulness. Yoga can also help with their balance, coordination and flexibility. We help girls explore different types of activities so that they can feel more confident in exploring the world around them. Donating a yoga workshop to a GFS group is a precious gift that could help girls develop their self-esteem and emotional wellbeing.
Healthy cooking class
With ready made and instant food so cheap and easily accessible, children can easily overlook where their food comes from and the component parts of a healthy, nutritious and filling meal. Cooking together is an enjoyable activity and girls can learn about different grains, legumes and vegetables, cooking techniques and balancing the food groups. Donating a cooking class can help girls build useful life skills in a fun and friendly environment.
Inspirational women books
Help show girls and young women they can be anything they want. £17 can provide a local GFS group with empowering, inspirational and motivating books about real life female heroes from Marie Curie to Michelle Obama. With fun illustrations and age appropriate narratives, books are a great way for girls to learn about the amazing achievements of women and feel inspired to reach for their dreams. The stories of amazing women often inspire the activities in GFS groups. Kate Pankhurst's book Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World has sparked the ideas for activities such as learning about flight (Amelia Earhart), making suffragette roses (Emmeline Pankhurst) and first aid lessons (Mary Seacole).
Martial arts workshop
At our girls groups we like to provide opportunities to girls to try lots of different sports and physical activities. A martial arts workshop can help girls increase in confidence and learn how powerful and strong they are. Benefits of martial arts for children include developing self control and concentration, as well as coordination and fitness levels. Self defence can help kids be aware of their surroundings and avoid danger. By gifting a martial arts workshop to a GFS group you will be helping spread girl power and physical and emotional wellbeing.
Mindfulness colouring book
Everyone needs a calm moment now and again. Mindfulness colouring is a great way of focusing on a simple and relaxing task that provides a chance to be aware of the moment and reflect on feelings and thoughts. In an increasingly busy world full of screen time and social media pressures, mindfulness can be a valuable skill and coping tool to equip girls with. Mindfulness is the process of keeping your attention and thoughts on the present moment and can help to improve mood, concentration, focus and well-being. Simple mindful colouring activities are a great way to introduce the concept of mindfulness to our groups.
Non-toxic slime making kit
The slime making craze is sweeping the nation and is very popular with our groups and also a great way to start getting GFS girls engaged with fun science experiments.. At GFS our groups try different recipes to see which ingredients make the best slime and user their creative skills to try different colours, sparkles and shimmers. When making slime in our groups we always make sure to use safe (Borax free) ingredients.
Outdoor activity trip for a girl
Outdoor challenge experiences can impact powerfully upon a young person’s physical and social development, offering opportunities to develop independence and self-reliance. Through successfully facing up to challenges, overcoming fears and apprehensions along the way, girls can make major strides in confidence. If the group has enough funds, trips to outdoor activity centres are subsidised, but girls are asked to make a contribution. At GFS we don't want any girl to ever feel excluded because of her financial circumstances. If a family cannot afford to make a contribution towards a trip to an outdoor activity centre, GFS will find a way to cover the cost. £23 could cover the full cost of a day trip to an outdoor activity centre, so that no girl is left out of the fun and opportunities a GFS group has to offer.
Overnight trip for a GFS girl
For some GFS girls, a GFS residential weekend is the only opportunity they get to go on holiday. At an activity centre they might get to enjoy high ropes, zip wires, climbing walls, kayaking or archery. A residential weekend is a great chance to have fun with friends, gain independence, face fears and join in team building activities. GFS subsidises the cost of residential trips, but girls are asked to make a contribution. £85 would cover the cost of a weekend away for a girl that cannot afford to pay.
A play parachute is a must have resource for a new GFS group. The girls love to run around and burn off excess energy, bouncing bean bags on top of the parachute or dashing underneath. We carve out some time for active games in every GFS session and getting the parachute out is often the firm favourite activity. Parachute games are great for team building, coordination and social play, as well as building trust and cooperation as a group.
Physical activity and enjoying using our bodies to move around and have fun is a key part of the GFS programme. Many of our groups have access to outdoors space and love to get outside for a game of rounders if the weather is bright enough. Rounders can develop hand/eye coordination skills, sharpen reactions, develop team work and communication skills, as well as get the heart pumping. £24 could provide a GFS group with a rounders set to be used over and over.
Set of hula hoops
Get Active is a core part of the GFS programme. A donation of £36 could help to get girls moving by providing a group of 15 girls with hula hoops. Hula hooping can help strengthen the heart, build coordination skills, strengthen the back, focus the mind and make physical activity fun. With so many opportunities for sedentary activities, at GFS we try to make sure girls and young women get plenty of opportunities to enjoy feeling healthy and positive.