Due to the current circumstances, work experience placements are on hold until further notice.
Spark provides a safe, supportive space for girls and young women of secondary school age to develop academically and personally, to achieve their potential and turn their aspirations into realities.
We offer a range of extra-curricular activities and workshops, one-to-one support, volunteering and work experience opportunities and a leadership programme that empowers and prepares girls and young women for their further education and future careers. Girls and young women are encouraged to explore and be daring, safe in the knowledge that they will be supported and guided by inspirational women!
Sparklers takes place weekly for girls in their final term of Year 6 and starting Year 7. It supports the transition from primary to secondary school by making it a smooth and enjoyable process where young girls will have the space to make friends, have fun and develop important life skills such as self-confidence, resilience, communication, leadership and teamwork. Sparklers currently runs on Tuesdays from 4.30-5.45pm.
Junior Spark Youth Club (11-14)
Junior Spark is a weekly group for girls in years 7-9 that empowers girls and supports them to understand their potential and gain valuable skills. Each term, the girls decide what they would like to work on – for example, women’s history, social action or film making. Junior Spark currently runs on Thursdays from 4.30-6pm.
Spark Youth Club (15+)
Much like the previous clubs, our weekly youth club focuses on developing life and leadership skills and empowers girls to become women who are comfortable and confident within themselves, who support those around them and who contribute to society. They will be empowered to understand and value their identity and potential. Spark currently runs on Wednesdays from 5-7pm.
Sparking Futures (15+)
Sparking Futures supports girls and young women who are interested in taking the next step towards their futures. They will take part in a series of one-off employability workshops, learn to write a standout CV and personal statement, learn about different careers and take part in meaningful and exciting work experience opportunities throughout the year. This is a great opportunity for girls to get some hands-on experience for their CV and a taste for working within a field of their interest. Finding meaningful work experience is an important step towards their future career and in supporting them to turn their aspirations into realities. Workshops take place every two to four weeks on a Tuesday, from 5-7pm and during school holidays.
Young Volunteering (16+)
We offer exciting and varying opportunities for girls aged 16 and over to volunteer in afterschool clubs at Baytree (4-5pm or 5-6pm). Volunteers need to commit to one hour a week, for 5-6 weeks. Clubs include art, maths, literacy, science, reading and coding. Volunteering is a great way for girls and young women to develop skills for life such as communication, time management, teamwork skills, build their CV, as well as make a difference in their community. Volunteering is also an important part of our Character Development Programme, as it supports girls to develop purpose, kindness, respect, courage and self-discipline. Girls and young women are prepared and trained for their volunteer role and supported throughout their journey.
Fridays Pizza & Chill (14+)
A fun space for girls and young women to come and hang out, meet new friends, play games and just have a chat. Sessions take place every second Friday of the month from 5-8pm.