What an absolutely fantastic, informative and inspiring event that our Y10 girls were lucky enough to attend today at Edge Hill.  Our students were part of a special panel event to recognise and hear from 3 dynamic female activists, campaigning for change.  They were:-

Alice Jackson: founder of Strut Safe, Alice was a student at Edinburgh University when she founded the charity. Strut Safe is a free UK wide 'phone service initiative to help anyone who feels unsafe when walking in public. Volunteers based in the UK will stay on the call until people have arrived home and are safe. Alice has also lobbied for reform and has recently won the Inspirational Person of the Year Award  2022.  @StrutSafe  *** 0333 335 0026 ***

Natalie Denny: is the founder of Project Period in Merseyside - a charity campaigning to end period poverty and provide products to anyone in need. Natalie is the winner of 'Merseyside Woman of the Year Award 2022' in the category of Social Impact Award and has recently been shortlisted for the 'One to Watch Northern Power Women Award 2023'.  @PPMerseyside

Michelle Livesey: is the Chief Reporter at Hits Radio (previously Key 103). Michelle was instrumental in driving about changes to the law following the brutal murder of Clare Woods at the hands of her partner. Michelle campaigned tirelessly to ensure that Clare's Law was established. Thanks to Clare's Law, women are now able to have access to information about their partner's past - (15,000 requests were made last year alone) @ProjectClareLaw

Our students were amazing and asked the panel lots of questions about their experiences to-date and their aspirations moving forward.  It really was a lovely afternoon and hopefully, inspired our students to become activists (or supporters) for change in the future.