GFS groups are a safe space for the girls to explore new ideas and develop their understanding of supporting and accepting one another.
Our programme is led by the issues that are most important to girls and young women and activities are tailored to the age of participants. And most importantly, our activities aim to be lots of fun along the way.
A typical session will have opportunities for girls discuss their week and any plans for future sessions, then they’ll get stuck into one or two activities that follow our themes, and end with reflection.
What do the groups do?
We’re glad you asked!
Each group is different, so on any given week a group could be having an introduction to cricket, a guest talk from a local woman MP, designing their own sheroes or writing positive notes about themselves to read on down days. (Yes, these are all sessions GFS groups have done recently!).
We have amazing volunteers and we encourage them to share their skills and passions with the girls. They also know their girls best and giving them freedom to plan their own activities means they can tailor sessions to your child.
However, we do provide a programme structure that underpins the sessions and activities that fit within it to support volunteers’ own ideas. This framework is based on expert knowledge of how to build confidence, resilience and self-esteem in girls and young women.
Our programme structure
Find your nearest group
Our group finder shows all of our GFS groups. Click on your nearest group to find out when they meet, the group’s age range and to sign up to GFS.
GFS strives to play a part in building a fair society for everyone. This requires an intersectional approach that recognises and respects the rights of all people. We are asked about whether this includes those who identify as transgender. We are proud to say that at GFS, trans women and girls will always be welcome, valued and supported.