GO BOLD – GSA Student Event Series 2023-2024

Celebrating the world of opportunities for girls beyond the classroom
Photography Competition
Photography Competition
2024

GSA is delighted to announce the 2024 photography competition to encourage girls to be bold and go beyond their perspective through visual creativity.

As the final part part of our ‘Go Bold’ student event series for this year, we’re launching the 2024 photography competition. As GSA celebrates its 150 year anniversary, we invite students to explore the theme of time. Time is a concept that surrounds us in many different ways, from the fleeting moments of everyday life to the grand periods of history.

So spread the word and get everyone excited for this creative competition!

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AI Educational Revolution
AI Educational Revolution
17 May 2024
UCL, London

A special collaboration between GSA and UCL, this in-person event for GSA GCSE and A level students (year 10+) takes place at  UCL on 17 May 2024 from 1- 4pm
This event provides a simple introduction to why students need to learn about programming, AI and emerging technologies by hearing from experts and asking questions.

A streamed version will also be available.

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Kickstart your Career in Accountancy
Kickstart your Career in Accountancy
July 2024
Online

Kickstart your career in accountancy with GSA Go Bold and the award-winning Moore Kingston Smith!

You’ve probably heard of accountancy and advisory services before. But do you know what professionals in this field do? Find out about this programme, which is brought exclusively to you in collaboration with Springpod, Moore Kingston Smith, and the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA).

Explore your options with a leading UK multidisciplinary professional services firm and learn about Moore Kingston Smith’s multiple sectors, the skills you’ll need to succeed, and what it’s like to be a woman in the sector.

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GSA Netball with Masterclass
GSA Netball with Masterclass
September 2024
Condover Hall

Junior Weekend: Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd September – £215 per student

The Junior weekend will be a fantastic two-day U13 & U14 competition that has now been running for 12 years.

Senior Weekend: Friday 6th – Sunday 8th September – £225 per student

The Senior weekend will consist of high quality coaching and preparing your squads for the season ahead.

 

Football Festival
Football Festival
2 May 2024
King’s High, Warwick

Places full!

GSA and ISFA would like to welcome all schools to register and to take part in the GSA and ISFA Girls’ Football Festival, taking place at King’s High, Warwick on Thursday 2 May 2024.

Together, ISFA and GSA are looking to build on the increasing popularity of girls’ football, and this event is part of that journey and aims to be a day of fun filled football for Y6 & Y7 girls of all abilities.

The football festival aims to inspire girls to engage in football, both within and outside of the school environment. With many thanks to King’s High, Warwick, for hosting the Girls’ Football Festival.

Any school that would like find out more about how ISFA can support you with developing girls’ football in your school should speak to any of the ISFA staff in attendance at the festival, or contact ISFA’s Girls’ Football Development Officer, Mitchell Dunstan, via [email protected] or visit the website www.isfa.org.uk.

 

 

Girls Go Gold
Girls Go Gold
September 2024
Sherborne Girls

Girls Go Gold

Bookings are now open for this popular annual event! Places are £45 per student and initially restricted to 10 per school, with one accompanying staff free of charge. Please note that Sherborne Girls reserve the right to modify the number of tickets allocated according to demand. 

Book your tickets here for Thursday 19 September 2024 Girls Go Gold 2024 Tickets, Sherborne Girls, Sherborne | TryBooking United Kingdom.  Please note early booking is strongly recommended as demand for places is usually very high. Any questions you have regarding the event should be directed to [email protected].

 

Choir of the Year
Choir of the Year
Registrations closed
Wimbledon High School

Soprano or alto, piano, or forte? Join our friendly ‘battle of the choirs’ to claim a crown for the choristers. Choir of The Year will raise the roof across the nation with the sound of girls’ voices, singing-in the vocal stars of the future.

Last year GSA launched its inaugural Choir of the Year competition which saw dozens of GSA Senior and Junior choirs submit videos of their Choir performances and culminated in a grand final in-person celebration of singing in March of this year.

Who is it for?

Junior and Senior choirs (under 13 and under 18)

The final deadline for the first round of submissions by video is 9 February 2024

We are busy planning the judging and the grand final for the next GSA Choir of the Year competition, which will be kindly hosted at Wimbledon High School on 28 April 2024.

We would love to hear from even more GSA school choirs this year…

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Empowering Futures - Careers webinar series
Empowering Futures - Careers webinar series
Recordings Available

Following on from last year’s successful investment careers webinar series, we are pleased to launch this year’s series, in association with Everywoman. Empowering Futures will focus on the career journeys of 3 women in diverse fields: including a Software Engineer in the banking industry, Senior Product Manager for Transport for London and Inclusive Design Lead at Deloitte Digital. We hope to encourage and inspire your students to consider career paths that they may not be aware of.

All three webinars, will be available live during the stated dates and times, however should your students be unavailable, we would be happy to share the recordings with you.

Live events completed – recordings available to Members
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Haiku Challenge 2024
Haiku Challenge 2024
Competition Closed
Creative Writing Competition

This year’s Creative Writing competition is a Haiku Challenge!

“Haikus relate to what’s happening right now. They ask us to observe the world around us, and to distil it into a tiny, miniature poem. The most important thing to remember is that haiku are poems grounded in time and place. They are like a snapshot — think of it almost like a photo on Instagram or BeReal.”

Younger students (Juniors) will write haiku, and the older students (Seniors) can choose between Haiku and Haibun.

Competition Closed

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The Edit - Adobe x Sky
The Edit - Adobe x Sky
Open for registrations

After the success of last year’s competition, the GSA has teamed up again with Adobe, TA Education and now Sky: The Edit to run a free creative competition for students aged 8-18.

The competition will follow the theme of Climate Change and students will use resources provided by The Edit to produce a 90-second news report using Adobe Express online or app based video editing software.

Teacher resources will be provided to allow GSA teachers to facilitate the competition independently, or schools can book a FREE Creativity Workshop Day involving an experienced TA Education educator visiting the school to facilitate the lessons.

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LEAP 2024 Female Leadership Programme
LEAP 2024 Female Leadership Programme
July 2024
Jersey College for Girls

Applications closed

In July of 2024, 90+ students from all over the world will attend the LEAP Female Leadership Programme run by Jersey College for Girls Foundation, in association with GSA’s Go Bold programme.

We are pleased to announce that for LEAP 2024 many fully funded scholarships are available with at least two guaranteed full scholarships for deserving GSA members.

Over the 10 days of LEAP, students will compete in a Dragons’ Den style business development programme where they will develop their own social enterprise projects while being trained, mentored, and inspired by CEOs, entrepreneurs, and female leaders.

 

 

GAIN Investment Challenge
GAIN Investment Challenge
Registrations closed

In partnership with GAIN we are once again offering a 6-week competition seeking to give students in years 10 to 13 an insight into what investment management looks like and how to analyse a company.

Each team will be assigned a company (the stock) to research and then assess whether to buy, hold, or sell the stock as a investment opportunity.

Teams will research all aspects of their company to make the investment case. The final investment pitch will be a persuasive 3-minute-long video presentation showcasing their findings.

There is an opportunity to compete against other GSA Schools in a GSA League which you will compete in alongside the main competition.

Submissions will be judged by a panel of professionals within the investment industry.

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