Girl power

Work­shop boosts con­fi­dence

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Ali­cia Per­era

Some Kar­ratha school­girls will be stand­ing taller this week after learn­ing some cru­cial skills to be­com­ing “Friend­ship Nin­jas” at a course last week.

Perth Col­lege staff brought in­ter­na­tional tween girls em­pow­er­ment pro­gram Gir­lPower to Kar­ratha for the first time on Fri­day, with an in­ter­ac­tive work­shop teach­ing about 50 lo­cal stu­dents and par­ents to man­age feel­ings and friend­ships in a pos­i­tive, healthy way.

Perth Col­lege self-lead­er­ship pro­gram di­rec­tor Deb Perich said Gir­lPower taught the foun­da­tions of good re­la­tion­ships by em­pow­er­ing girls to re­spect­fully han­dle peer con­flicts them­selves and en­cour­ag­ing par­ents to sup­port them by us­ing the same strate­gies and lan­guage.

“It’s re­ally im­por­tant for girls to learn to man­age their well­be­ing,” she said.

“Our aim is for all girls to have the op­por­tu­nity to flour­ish and be the best ver­sion of them­selves. Man­ag­ing their re­la­tion­ships is an com­po­nent of that.”

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

Zali Ryan, 8, with her mum Belinda Ryan and Cerys English, 9, with mum Deb English, to­gether with pro­gram pre­sen­ters Deb Perich and Lisa Thatcher.

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