Empowering Our Students to Use Their Voices

22nd May 2023

At Wakefield Girls’ we like to foster and develop our student’s confidence to use their voice, and speak up for the things that interest them and matter to them. 

Over the last week we have had some wonderful assemblies delivered by our students – on Monday 15th May, our Student Union team led a whole school assembly as we began Mental Health Awareness Week.  Mid week, our Year 8 students decided to host their assembly outdoors on the Quad with Head of Year, Mrs Phillips and take the opportunity on a warm May morning to talk with friends after a period of hard work and study for their end of year exams.  The week closed on Friday with a Year 7 form who led a whole school assembly on the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria and what we can do to help the efforts in rebuilding.

Leading assemblies is just one way our students can use their voice here at school – they can also found and lead clubs, write for our school magazine, write school blogs, participate in clubs and societies aiming to change and improve the school.

In alignment with our school values, we want our students to be aware of issues in the wider world, and to use their voices and share their concerns with their school community… It is by being together  in our awareness  of current affairs and global issues that we become empowered  to make a difference – whether that is on an individual level, as a school community, or as part of a wider generational force for change. It is their confidence to voice their intellect that we believe is key to our students thriving in whatever career path they follow.

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