Three young members of Girlguiding IW have undertaken training and gained qualifications in Peer Education.
Tessa Bryson, 14, Erica Hiscock, 15 and Shannon Attfield, 15 have just finished their Peer Education training at Foxlease, the Girlguiding Training Centre in Hampshire and are now all set to train other girls.
Peer Education is Girlguiding’s innovative programme that trains members aged 14 to 25 to empower themselves and others to make a difference in the lives of girls throughout the UK.
These 14-to-25 year- old Peer Educators will help Brownies, Guides and Rangers explore important topics. As young people, they use their own experience to bring the subject to life.
It works because girls are eager to listen to their peers who share similar life experiences.
Peer Educators run fun, safe and challenging sessions which Girlguiding has developed with expert partners. They can deliver sessions on:
Think Resilient – gives girls the tools to build their mental well-being. Developed with YoungMinds
Free Being Me – grows girls’ body confidence and self-esteem. Developed with WAGGGS and the Dove Self-Esteem Project.
Breaking Free – gives girls the tools to challenge gender stereotypes. Developed with expert academics, CEOs and charities.
Healthy Relationships – helps Brownies to be good and safe friends, and helps Guides, The Senior Section and Rangers to tell whether a romantic relationship is healthy. Developed with AVA and Women’s Aid
Youth Health – empowers Guides and Rangers to make their own decisions about alcohol, smoking, drugs and sex. Developed with the Department of Health.