Workshop boosts confidence
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.”
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.