As part of our ‘Go Bold’ series, we’re launching an exciting photography competition which will have empathy at the core of the challenge! It’s why we’ve teamed up with award-winning schools programme Empathy Week who are film, photography and empathy experts to curate an exciting competition for the GSA network.
An opportunity to show the world what you wish they knew about your life in just one photo.
Shift perspectives, challenge the status quo and develop empathy amongst viewers with your photo. Photos have huge power. This is an opportunity to use that power to open up someone else’s perspective to your world. Whether you want to display a more vulnerable side of yourself, champion a cause you care about or showcase your friendships in a new light, this competition is for you.Find out more
GSA launches ‘Let Me Put You on Speaker’ for its creative writing award in 2023 to power-up girls’ voices in a theme that urges girls to speak-up, speak-out, and speak-louder in a poetic celebration of female friendship and allyship.
Pupils are now invited to send in their best poems to shine a light on their friendships. From BFFs to childhood alliances their work will showcase the social and emotional lives of many girls today, and pay tribute to the transformative power of their friendships.
Karen McCarthy Woolf has created unique prompts and resources for teachers, and younger and older children alike to use for their own inspiration, and is looking forward to reading every submission herself.
Please pass this opportunity on to the relevant staff in your schools and encourage all year groups to enter.Find out more
Girls Go Gold is an annual conference hosted by GSA featuring high profile sports figures. Welcoming pupils in Year 10 to 13 who are passionate about sport and enthusiastic about learning a new skill. The conference is aimed at students who represent their county, region or country in their chosen sport, or who are studying PE at GCSE or A Level and is always popular.
The day aims to enhance pupils’ understanding of the different aspects of sport beyond being an athlete.
The 2023 event will be held on Thursday 14 September at The Abbey School, Reading. Places will be offered through an ‘Expressions of Interest’ application that will be open from Monday 6 March 2023 until Tuesday 21 March 2023 – details to follow.Find out more
This event will run from the 8 – 10 September 2023 providing Under 18 Teams with an ideal opportunity for some intensive pre-season training, coaching and match play. Running to a similar format as the inaugural event in 2022, teams will receive intensive training sessions from both a high profile player and expert coaches on the Saturday before putting this all into practice during the Tournament on the Sunday.Find out more
This popular annual festival will run from 22 – 24 September 2023 and gives Year 8 and Year 9 girls an opportunity to shine as individuals and strengthen as a team. Over the weekend, the girls have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of a high profile netball player; in the past this has included England players Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Nat Pangarrry. They also benefit from valuable training and well-matched fixtures, and everyone enjoys the on-site team building activities and evening entertainment in the idyllic surroundings of Condover Hall in Shrewsbury.Find out more
The GSA have teamed up with Adobe and TA Education run a free creative competition for students across three categories; Year 4, Year 5-6, and Year 7-8.
The competition will follow the theme of ‘Female Pioneers in Science’ and students will use resources provided by TA Education to produce a creative output of their choice using Adobe Express.
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.Register here
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.
Who is it for?
Junior and Senior choirs (under 13 and under 18)
When is it?
Submit your first round entries now via video – deadline for submissions is 27 January 2023.
The Grand Final will take place in-person at a gala event at Warwick Hall on 12 March 2023.Find out more
Girls’ Football Festival
Building on the dynamism and success of the Lionesses this summer, women’s football in England is back and our festival is puts girls in the spotlight. Alongside favourite experts the Independent Schools Football Association girls won’t miss a kick as they get fully match fit, and test their ‘tekkers’. Girls will enjoy competing with one another in a day of filled with friendly short matches and 7-a-side matches.
Who is it for?
Years 6 and 7
Open to all GSA member schools
When is it?
Thursday 20 April 2023, hosted by King’s High Warwick.Find out more
Want a career that could change the world?
Webinar 1 of 3
What is investment management?
Wednesday 18 January, 1.00pm
Join GSA alumna Nneka Orji as she talks about what working in investing is really like – busting all those myths you’ve probably heard and showcasing what a fantastic career you can have in the industry!
Webinar 2 of 3:
Investing is an art not a science – why you don’t need to study maths/economics/STEM subjects to have an investment career –
Thursday 9 February, 1.00pm
Emma Bannister will discuss her unconventional route into an investment career and what finance can offer, the benefits of hiring investment professionals from diverse educational backgrounds and what to consider when choosing a degree (with a view to a future career in finance).
Webinar 3 of 3:
Can investing be a force for good in the world?
Wednesday 8 March, 1.00pm
Emilie Shaw (Cazenove Capitals Sustainable Client Lead) will discuss the potential for sustainable investing to transform financial markets for the better and how impact investments are helping drive progress towards achieving a fairer and greener world.Register now