Girls Allowed Project
The Girls Allowed project provides support, advice and information to girls at risk of teenage pregnancy, or who have low self-esteem and poor aspirations.
Albany Science College worked with girls from its own school and four other high schools across Chorley. Through the project the girls taking part accessed tailored programmes of learning and discussion focussing on sexual health, self esteem, raising aspirations, anti-social behaviour and drug/alcohol awareness. They also attended a residential course and accessed mentor training so that they can now run future groups within their school.
There have been many positive outcomes from the project which include:
- Albany Science College is no longer considered a hotspot school for teenage pregnancy.
- The schools have better links with a range of providers who have shared their resources, delivered workshops and provided 1:1 support to young people.
- A central resource library has been developed that schools and other organisations can access free of charge.
- The funding for the project has now ended but the resources and training have ensured that the project will continue to be delivered.
- The project has now been extended to include boys and includes a Virtual Baby programme.
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