The aim of equipping young women with ‘soft skills’ in order to succeed and flourish in their future lives and careers brought Manchester Academy and Withington Girls’ School together to establish Future Focus – a series of conferences to inspire young women with confidence, develop self-esteem and improve mental health.
The inaugural conference was held at the Whitworth Art Gallery in May 2022 with speakers in different career fields delivering powerful and engaging seminars with issues such as inclusion and diversity being discussed. You can read more about the first event in this series below.
The Inaugural Future Focus Conference
Looking to the future of Future Focus, the plan is to invite different speakers and cover different issues at each event which will be held either annually or every other year.
This is the second joint enterprise the schools have worked on. Earlier this year, the Science Partnership was launched. Year 11 pupils from Manchester Academy were invited for a day of revision, led by WGS Year 12 A Level scientists, ahead of the GCSE examinations.
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