It’s Almost Summer!

by May 25, 2022News, Updates

It’s Almost Summer!!

We are half-way through the Easter term with Summer on the way! Let’s take a look at all the exciting upcoming events along with the past achievements of the year so far!

 

 

 

 


Thank You!

This year, in celebration of International Women’s Day, we joined The Big Give Women and Girls match fund campaign and managed to reach our biggest target yet of  £50,000! We’d like to extend a huge thank you for the continuous support we receive!

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Women’s Service

It has been fantastic to see the Women’s Service opening back up since the lifting of lockdown restrictions. All our adult services are structured around five pillars – Education, Employment, Family, Finance and Well-being and there has been so much going across all of these including: daily ESOL, literacy and conversation classes, Employment Support groups and our ever-popular Well-Being Wednesdays.

We have welcomed many new clients through our advice sessions delivered at Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre and St Helen’s Primary School and we have been very grateful to partner with other local agencies including Cambridge House LegalCentre 70 and SELCE who have all delivered specialist support clinics to our clients here at Baytree. 

 

 

 

Most recently, we have been delighted to work with Bread and Roses to kick-off a 10-week course combining floristry with ESOL classes and practical signposting for women from refugee, asylum seeking and migrant backgrounds. The women have expressed how their self-confidence has already improved, with the activities helping them to “not be afraid to live.”

There is certainly a buzz in the air and we are excited at all the Women’s Service has planned over the coming months.

Women’s Summer Timetable

 


Volunteer Service

Volunteers continue to make a huge difference at Baytree. Since January, we have been busy recruiting and welcoming 34 new volunteers to our ever-growing team of volunteers. Placed into various roles across the Youth and Women’s service, they are already providing invaluable support to the women and girls they are working with.
Volunteers have been integral to the development of conversation clubs for ESOL students this term, these are going from strength to strength with the addition of a third session because of their popularity.
Two volunteer discussion forums were held covering topics such as cultural awareness and trauma informed practice.  These forums have served as a space for volunteers to discuss, learn, share and focus on a particular topic, we’re looking forward to future sessions! Thanks to our dedicated volunteers who give their time and energy each week, so our services run smoothly!
Current Volunteering Opportunities

Youth Service

This year, we announced our new ‘Sparklers’ club aimed at helping girls transition from Year 6 into Year 7. It is the perfect place to make friends, have fun and develop self-confidenceresilience as well as many other important life skills.
Our Youth Service has been very busy as the girls have been enjoying a range of trips and workshops. To register interest and sign up for upcoming trips and events click here.

 

 

 

 

This Easter, our secondary school girls went on a career insight day at The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre. They had the pleasure of learning about the work they do at the neuroscience research institute and discover different career opportunities.We’d like to congratulate all the girls who were elected into the new Baytree Youth Council. Together they have been learning how decisions are made in the Youth Service and are currently planning the upcoming summer activities!

 

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Community Events

We wanted to say a huge Thank You to the girls from The Laurels School for running to raise proceeds for Baytree. A special shout out to their student-led club ‘Women in Activism’ for organising and hosting the event. As a club which resonates with our value of encouraging female solidarity, we are truly inspired.Our charity partner WONDER Foundation are inviting students aged 16-25 to participate in their Youth Policy Competition for the chance to win £300!The competition encourages young people to identify an idea which could make the world more welcoming for migrants and minorities, and promote integration and inclusion. For the opportunity to make a positive difference in your community, click here to apply!


Annual Report

We have recently published our latest Annual Report for the year 2020-2021To read the full report, click here

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