Girls on Board
Thursday 29th April 2021
Upper II explore friendship.
Friendships are an essential part of our lives and it is vital that children understand the dynamics of these relationships. Mrs Mackay, Deputy Head Pastoral (Juniors) and Upper II girls explored friendships on Thursday 28th April in a Girls on Board session. Mrs Mackay reports:
‘Girls on Board is an approach which helps girls, their parents and their teachers to understand the complexities and dynamics of girl friendships. The language, methods and ideas empower girls to solve their own friendship problems and recognises that they are usually the only ones who can. By empowering girls to find their own solutions, parents need worry less, schools can focus more on the curriculum and the girls learn more effectively – because they are happier.
Over 200 schools have adopted this award-winning approach and are now supporting thousands of girls in their friendships. Girls on Board has featured on BBC Radio Five Live and in the TES. They work closely with the Girls’ Day School Trust and the National Education Union (NEU) to bring this approach to as many schools as possible.
After the session a number of girls spoke to me about how useful they found the session and how they also enjoyed the format of the session, which involved lots of role play and discussion.’