About Fearless Futures
This Peer Power programme is eight weeks long. It supports young female students in Year 12 to develop their knowledge and understanding of gender and connected inequalities. Girls critically engage with the invisibilised and normalised messages which shape their experiences of the world. In addition, they work collaboratively to create a workshop that they deliver to year 8 female students, developing powerful and transformative new ways to lead within their communities.
The programme engages year 12 female students in eight deep experiential learning episodes to:
- Enhance their critical thinking
- Develop their meta-cognition through reflecting on the process of learning
- Build on their confidence and grow their resilience
- Refine their leadership capacity
We are offering transformational opportunity to 12 year 12 female students again this year.
Quotes from students who took part last year:
“I enjoyed the Fearless Futures programme because it was so much fun! I found it useful to talk about the struggles that women go through. My favourite part was having open discussions with other members of the group in a female only safe space. I felt that everybody’s opinion was respected. It helped me realise that a lot of the barriers women face are shared and not necessarily spoken about. It allowed me to find confidence within myself to speak openly about the inequalities within society from a gender perspective.”
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“We were able to have an open dialogue about the barriers that women face in society. My favourite part of the programme was presenting our project work to a group of year 8 girls. This allowed me to overcome my fears in presenting to an audience.”
“I realised that being a young woman is not a weakness but a powerful status that helps me to work hard so that I can overcome obstacles.”