SHiNE Together

Free Saturday morning courses for girls and boys in Years 5-6

Withington Girls’ School has organised and delivered a successful, community-focused series of Saturday School courses since 2007.

The WGS SHiNE Together educational programme is aimed at able students in Years 5 and 6 at maintained primary schools in and around Greater Manchester. The aim is to increase pupils’ love of learning, boost self-esteem in the classroom, and provide opportunities for academic growth and development.

The programme provides, free of charge, specialist teaching in a range of courses and over the years subjects on offer have included Art, Science, Computing, Creative Writing, Design & Food Technology, Classics, Spanish, Drama and Music. Girls and boys from local state primary schools are invited to come to Withington on a Saturday morning to take part in this exciting programme of themed courses, allowing them to learn fresh skills and make new friends.

SHiNE 2024

This year we will be offering courses in Complete Creativity (Art, Design Technology and Food & Nutrition), Computing, Creative Writing, Drama, German, Music and Science (delivered in our purpose-built specialist teaching areas) and more information on each course can be found in this year’s guide: SHiNE 2024 Guide.

If you are interested in applying and able to commit to attending all the dates of the course, please complete this online application form no later than 9.00am on Friday 1st December 2023. Once your application is submitted, we will contact your child’s Headteacher for a reference and confirm the outcome to you prior to the Christmas holidays.

If you would like any further information, please email our SHiNE Together Coordinators on

We very much look forward to welcoming you onto our SHiNE Together programme.

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