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University Academy Keighley

UAK’s girls are WOWed

On Friday 17th  November,  24 Year 10 girls from University Academy Keighley visited the Kala Sangam in Bradford, ​to take part in the WOW festival  (Women of the World).

This was a great opportunity to encourage girls and women to speak to one another ​and initiate conversations​ on matters​ that are often difficult to approach.

The girls met with BBC Radio​ One​ presenter​, DJ Gemma Cairney​.  She talked about her views on feminism, confidence, body image​, the highs and lows of the online world and her thoughts about her book- OPEN.  The girls took pictures with Gemma and had a ​question and answer session with her- Gemma  also  signed  a book for us.

Family and Community Worker​, ​Nadia Majid​, said: “This was a great opportunity for our girls to recognise their capabilities and to encourage them to see that they can overcome any barriers and obstacles in their lives.”

The girls looked at different stereotypes in society and learnt that women are not just housewives, they play an important part in the future and always should​ always​ be proud of themselves.  The girls also learnt that women should be treated the same way as men​, both genders are equal​ no one gender is superior.

The girls finally learnt a rap to help inspire them-  ‘ Who runs the world,  Girls!’
A great time was had by all.