April 18th, 2014

Easter times

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been making the most of the Easter holidays and the sunshine they’ve brought with them by getting out and about with some of our girls.

We had the pleasure of hosting a self defense workshop run by Liz and Pete Anderson from Inner Change. It was interesting to see the girls develop both their inner and outer strength through the activities and to reflect on the fact that looking after yourself doesn’t necessarily have to be about physical strength. Liz taught us that like the character’s from the Wizard of Oz, protecting ourselves from danger begins with a strong mind, strong heart and courage. My highlight was witnessing girls that could come across in a social setting as timid, kicking and punching those bags with amazing passion, believing that they have the power within to stand up for themselves if they needed to.

We also had a lovely trip over to Greenwich where we visited the Observatory and stood in two different hemispheres. We had a picnic in the park and played frisbee (almost taking a few heads off with our professional passing!) and checked out the stunning sight of the Cutty Sark, which a few were apprehensive to ever stand under just in case it fell on top of their head!

Through my conversations with the girls this Easter, I’ve had a fresh realization that the work we do is so important. Other than the activities that we have put on over the holidays many of the girls have stayed at home with little to do. I am so thankful that we get to work with these girls, enjoying exploring our amazing city with them and seeing them flourish. I love my job.

Happy Easter