A formal education provision for girls who have been excluded or who are at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools; those who are ‘non-attendees’, have medical conditions that make mainstream schooling impractical, or those for whom – for some other reason – there is no suitable school placement. We are extremely proud of our high attendance rates, which are typically above 80% for girls who had a 0-20% attendance rate when in mainstream education.
At Young Women’s Hub, we aim to provide a safe space in which our girls can express and explore their emotions and current life affairs. In the ‘expressive arts’ after school club, creative activities (including painting, model making, drama and writing), along with discussions and playing team games are the main tools used. Activities are aimed at building self-worth and the social skills needed to form stable relationships with others.
A drop-in cookery club, for girls aged 8 to 16, with two key objectives: to promote healthy eating and to impart the practical skills and confidence needed to prepare a diverse range of foods. The girls explore diverse foods, tastes and cooking techniques from around the world, which widens their perspective on cultural diversity and promotes inclusivity. The importance of eating a balanced diet is also emphasised, reinforcing our teaching around developing a positive body image.