Category: Awareness days, inspirational, Celebration, Thames Valley Police, Girls Focus, international day of the girl, parliament
More than forty girls from four different schools in Slough gathered on Saturday (7/10) in celebration of International Day of the Girl prior to the official day.
The venue was Upton Court Grammar School, and the occasion was put together in association with Thames Valley Police, the Slough Youth Parliament and the Slough Borough Council. They come up with the idea of giving the students an inspirational experience through this event.
The girls, who were all between 14 to 18 years old, had the lucky chance to meet the industry experts and talk about a set of burning topics like, gender equality, self-confidence and body image.
The first expert was a Nero Linguistic Programming practitioner, Gili Coston, who commenced the day with a strong presentation which unravelled some techniques that can be applied for boosting confidence and trust. The demonstration was succeeded by a series of interactive workshops for offering assistance to the students to nurture new skills inclusive of volunteering, CV writing and self-defense.
After this, the girls got the chance to quiz a miscellaneous panel of local businesswomen about the recipe behind their success. The girls got the answers from the Director of Nursing at Berkshire East Clinical Commissioning Group, Sarah Bellars; career blogger, Charity Mhende; Vice President for Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce, Reena Sandhu and photo journalist Eliza Hatch. The day reached its climax with a remarkable approach to a careers fayre pushing for local career options in both the private and the public sectors.
The organiser of the event, Nikki Pierce, Detective Chief Inspector from Slough Police Station, said that the day had been formulated for inspiring and encouraging the wonderful young women of Slough.
She remarked that they wished to offer access for the students to talk about the issues that upset them, whilst assisting them to learn how they can play a constructive part in transforming their communities.
She said that she would like to take this appropriate moment for expressing gratitude to all the students who were a part of the event and she hopes that the girls will feel more empowered as an outcome.
She further thanked their partners in the event who helped in making the day successful including Upton Grammar School, the Slough Youth Parliament, Slough Borough Council and owner of Chalvey Supermarket, Mr. Ali.
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