The Girls Up Front workshop series is designed to promote positive female role models for young people. The aim is to cover a broad spectrum of women, from past and present, looking at their careers, achievements, and legacy.
Girls Up Front aims to explore women from a variety of background, countries, and circumstances to show young people that women have the ability to achieve. An alarming statistic states that women are outnumbered 24:1 in education, meaning for every one woman that a student learns about in school they also learn about 24 men. So, where do we get our female role models?
The workshop series follows the stories and achievements of several different women, providing students with excellent role models in careers stereotypically male-dominated today from a time when very few women were working in these professions at all.
By using discussion, art and drama the students not only develop their knowledge and understanding of these incredible women but also have the opportunity to develop their presentation skills, vocal ability, creativity, and passion.
The workshops are available in a variety of packages:
Women in STEM
History in Action
This is an extended project that can be delivered in a number of different ways. The series comes in 6 parts (though this can be tailored to your specific needs). Whether the sessions all take place in one day or over the course of a few weeks is up to you. Please contact us for further details.
6 x 1-hour workshops
Class size approximately 30
Suitable for ages 10 - 18
to increase awareness of women in history
to provide positive female role models
to increase confidence and ability to self-expression
to provide opportunities for discussion and deliberation
Nation Curriculum Guidelines
English - Enables students to communicate their ideas and emotions to others, have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Furthermore allowing students to take part actively in discussions/debates, presentations, and performance
Citizenship - Allows students to gain knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. This particularly enables students to develop a keen awareness of current political and social issues. It also prepares pupils to take their place in society as responsible and active citizens.
Drama - Students are provided with a variety of skills that will prepare them for active lives in society. There is an opportunity to use a variety of new and engaging dramatic techniques whilst exploring key issues relevant to the students.
All materials provided are provided
Workshop leaders are experienced facilitators and DBS checked