GFS groups provide a fun and supportive place for girls and young women to develop the confidence and skills they need to reach their potential. Our programme has been developed with input from our groups across and is led by the issues that are most important to girls and young women.

All of the activities are tailored to the age of participants and designed to develop their confidence, self-esteem and resilience – and above all, be fun. The group provides a safe space for the girls to explore new ideas develop their understanding of supporting and accepting one another.

A typical session will create opportunities for girls discuss their week and any plans for future sessions, have by one or two activities that follow the themes below, and end with reflection.

Our activities aim to be a fun way to engage girls with topics such as friendships and healthy relationships, the environment and their aspirations. We also support and promote thought around issues affecting girls and young women such as discrimination, lack of equality in the workplace and everyday sexism.

Our programme structure