The ambition for our festivals is to inspire and engage girls in primary school (years 3, 4, 5 & 6) with a fantastic line up of female role models, workshops and activities.
The 7-11 age range is a pivotal stage of development for girls and one that is increasingly influenced by societal and peer pressures. Statistics show that by 11 years old, girls are already struggling with issues such as low self-esteem and body image. It’s these girls we want to impact, especially before they’re exposed to the secondary school experience. With phones and social media also playing a large part the festival aims to educate girls around the pressures to look a certain way and the exposure to stereotyping that they’ll experience as they get online.
By creating our unique festivals these girls and their families can start having conversations around these difficult topics, and making sure to do it in a fun and accessible way. We recognize the importance of engaging girls from this young age to ensure that they are realising their full potential.
Founded for our daughters. The future is theirs.
Festival of the Girl's Key Topics
As the female body becomes more visible in all shapes and sizes, how do we learn to love our own? From posture to periods and make-up to muscles, we’ll cover it.
As modern girls grow into modern women, the ‘have-it-all’ pressure is on. Research shows perfectionism is on the rise and damaging our mental health. Let’s raise girls with agile minds. We’ll talk resilience, dealing with uncertainty, and positive mental habits.
Women are still hugely under-represented in careers, from coders to pilots to scientists. It shouldn’t be that way. We’ll smash stereotypes and meet women excelling across the spectrum. Because girls need to see it to be it.
Do feminists wear pink? Is feminism an old-fashioned word? Does being a feminist threaten men? We’ll create our own version of inclusive and adaptable feminism that girls can embody.
Most of us have no idea what the world will be like in 10 or 25 years from now. Young girls are our future game changers. We’ll explore big world issues from climate change to politics. Let’s raise girls who feel confident to use their voice.