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Success of Empowering Girls programme celebrated

Girls from across Devon attended a celebration event at Winslade Manor in Exeter this week (Wednesday 3rd July) to mark the end of their participation in the Empowering Girls programme. 

The Empowering Girls programme is organised by the Devon, Plymouth & Torbay Careers Hub and students from St Luke’s Church of England School, St James School, Queen Elizabeth’s, Isca, West Exe School, Cranbrook Education Campus, Sidmouth College and All Saints Academy Plymouth, which are all part of the Ted Wragg Trust family of schools, have benefitted from taking part. 

The celebratory lunch brought together all the girls and their mentors and all the young people in attendance received a certificate to recognise their participation and effort. The event also afforded the mentors the chance to congratulate their mentees on their progress and wish them all the best for the future. 

The Empowering Girls programme has been designed to support girls with their confidence, raise aspirations and provide students with positive female role models. Participants have taken part in a 6 week mentor programme as well as joining in with careers workshops.

The Communication and Confidence workshop covered topics such as first impressions, personal branding, confidence in communication, fear, and our comfort zone. The workshop was conducted by Judy Salmon, a business coach, and personal development consultant who also gave an inspiring speech to the girls at the event at Winslade Manor this week. 

Moira Marder, CEO of the Ted Wragg Trust said:

“Many congratulations to the girls who have now completed the Empowering Girls programme, I am sure everything they have learned will be of great value to them going forward.  I am also very grateful to the Devon, Plymouth & Torbay Careers Hub for organising this important programme, it’s vital that we girls know they can achieve anything they put their minds to!”