Louise Allen and Victoria Barraclough, both Solicitors at Milners, enjoyed some time out of the office on Wednesday 23 March 2011 when they were invited by businesswoman and media personality Claire Young, former runner up on BBC1’s The Apprentice, to take part in a voluntary day for Girls Out Loud.
Girls Out Loud is a UK based social enterprise set up in 2009 by Claire and serial entrepreneur and inspirational speaker Jane Kenyon, with the aim to raise the aspirations of young girls between the ages of 13-18 by holding intervention workshops and programmes in schools.
The aim of Girls Out Loud is to embed a more empowering mindset in girls, which in turn, reconnects them to education, helps them achieve exam success and broadens their aspirations, encourages them to find their individual voice, make better life decisions, improve their self image and become role models for future generations.
The day involved working with girls aged 13-14 at Cockburn College, Beeston, Leeds in carrying out several team exercises and creative tasks to show them how to brainstorm and think outside the box in order to motivate and engage them.
Louise Allen who took part in the day said “I’ve never done anything quite like this before and although it was a challenging day it also proved to be a very rewarding and eye-opening experience for both myself and Victoria. We really enjoyed getting to know the girls and especially working with both Claire and Jane who are not only very professional but also great fun!”
All in all, it was an unforgettable day. Enterprises like Girls Out Loud really can make a difference to the young women of the future and Milners is proud to be associated with them.