2020 HOW TO GUIDE
Dear parents, guardians & grown-ups,
Thank you for being part of Festival of The Girl 2020. This information explains how it all works and how to get the best from the event with your girls.
1. Access The website will go live at 10am on Sunday 11th October. We will send you the exclusive link on Sunday morning by email. While you don’t have to watch and play along with your girls – we encourage it because we think you’ll enjoy it too. The welcome video mentioned in your journal will also go live at this point.
2. Content All content is pre-recorded so you can explore it at your leisure anytime from 10am. There are around 100 videos across 6 virtual tents ranging from 2-25 minutes, so it’s a good idea to plan what you and your girls want to do first. See the latest line up here.
3. Journal If you signed up before 30th September you’ll have a journal arriving in the post (if it hasn’t already). For later sign-ups, please see the attached print-at-home version. This is designed for girls to keep a personal record of their experience, and has a cut out and keep lanyard on p.24&25 so they can really feel like they’re having a festival at home. Glitter and glow sticks are optional.
4. What they’ll need A good internet connection is the only essential. For the bulk of the videos we recommend pens, paper and comfy clothes. Some suggest other items which are usually easily found around the house but for those of you who like to be prepared here are some other bits you might want to have ready: colouring in paints, pencils, crayons, glue, scissors, sellotape, string/thread, old magazines/newspapers, old towel, material or large bits of paper, disposable cups and plates, basketball, football and trainers on stand-by, and hang on to delivery boxes or items you typically recycle – the shinier and sparklier the better!
There will be a specific resources page on the day where you can access workbooks and recipes.
5. Sharing The girls themselves do not need to share anything online. If you as their parent/guardian wish to share things they have created/something about their experience at the festival then we’d love to hear it (with their permission). Use the #thefutureishers and #festivalofthegirl2020 to put it forward for our Future World project (more here).
6. Win We’ve got some incredible prizes to give away (including a trampoline!). To enter the competition, ask your girl to answer the questions at the back of their journal and email us a picture of their answers to email@example.com
7. Shopping On the day you’ll find a ‘shopping planet’ with exclusive discounts on some brands your girls may like (all small independent businesses). They can’t actually purchase anything without clicking through to the online shops, using a discount code, and then entering payment details. They therefore shouldn’t be able to do this without you!
9. PG warning There are a handful of videos that you may feel are better suited to the older end of the 7-11 age group. We will mark these with a PG symbol in the description. If you have any concerns – please exert your ‘Parental Guidance’ and watch them first.
10. Support We are a team of only 3 doing this because we believe in it, and on a purely voluntary basis. Our sponsors and donors have helped hugely, but there are still many costs to cover. If you can help even in a small way please click here.
11. Patience We hope everything runs smoothly and you love it from start to finish. If we have teething problems please bear with us. We are a very small team doing our very best. We welcome helpful feedback for next year – please deliver it kindly.
For any further questions please visit our FAQs here.
And that’s it – have a wonderful time with the girls in your life. We hope you all really enjoy it.
Abi, Jen and Laura