It’s been a while since we have updated our blog but things have been incredibly busy at Stuart Bathurst amongst the ’empower’ groups.

Girls’ Night has seen much laughter in the form of chocolate night with some great video footage of the evening to be shared soon. We have also watched some fun films and prepared cakes for a cupcake and pancake sale that was held on March 4th. We raised funds of over £120 for International Women’s Day and many staff came to the cooking room to sample the cakes/help with the decorating and practice their piping techniques! Miss Raindi lived her dream of eating Nutella pancakes at school and they were a popular feature of the bake sale. Many thanks to all who supported us and to the Evans family who pre-baked many of the cupcakes that we sold on the day.

The Year 10 girls also visited St Mary’s Primary School to raise awareness of our ’empower unite’ event and it is safe to say that girls are buzzing with anticipation of what awaits on 21st March…as are staff supporting the event!

On Friday 7th March, Miss Raindi went down to London to visit the Women of the World Conference at the Southbank Centre where she took part in an Open Space discussion about how to achieve Gender Equality in Schools. It was a challenging but rewarding day where she got to speak about all the fabulous empower girls and the work they have done at Stuart Bathurst as well as hear from other schools in London about work they are doing to raise awareness of key feminist issues in schools. Miss was nervous about speaking in front of lots of people but remembered one of the many ’empower’ mottos of ‘Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway’! It always feels good to step out of your comfort zone and try new things and this was one of them for Miss Raindi and it goes to show, no matter how old you are, there are always things that you feel nervous about but you should try and override those nerves and try as many new things as possible…remember, The World is Your Oyster!

Special mention must also go to the Y9 empower group who continue with their handwork on the GROW programme and are about to complete the next module in Skin Care. The group have also been meeting at lunchtime to discuss really pertinent feminist issues and are contributing more and more to discussions with passion-well done!

There are now less than two week to go to the Empower Unite event and things are getting very busy indeed! We are very excited about what is coming up and can’t wait to share the happenings of the day with you all.


A huge thank-you to all staff for their ongoing support with the initiative-from running Girls’ Nights, to helping with the cake sales, co-ordinating school visits, wearing the badge with pride and supporting the girls in all their endeavours 🙂

Stay tuned and have a great week.


The ’empower’ team.