Esther Generation Weekend 2024 round-up


Over the weekend of 17 and 18 February 15 Queen’s Award candidates from nine groups across England & Wales came together at the Frontier Centre, Northampton, for the Esther Generation Residential.

Supported by a fantastic volunteer leadership team, the theme was ‘arise, shine’ based on Isaiah Ch.60:1.

The group spent some time getting to know each other, enjoyed times of worship, learnt how they can use their voices to be an advocate and explored the topic of sexual harassment.

The challenge over the weekend was for the young women to work on a group project that highlights the issue of sexual harassment and how we can all respond – the results were a set of unique and creative pieces that used a variety of media. The attendees all used their own talents to create some amazing responses which included, poems, stories, clay models, PowerPoint presentations and artwork.

The participants contributed to some word clouds based on the prompts ‘What’s the best thing about Girls’ Brigade?’ and ‘How to reach more girls and encourage them to join us’. You can view the thoughts of the young women at the bottom of this article.

The young women all expressed how much they enjoyed the weekend and how they developed a variety of skills from the event.

100% of attendees said that following the weekend they felt part of the GB family and 93% shared that they now felt encouraged.

One attendee said, ‘It made me feel more involved and can’t wait to get more involved in Queen’s Award.’

Another attendee said, ‘ I definitely feel empowered and encouraged to advocate.’

If you have been inspired to start your Queen’s Award journey or think it would be a great opportunity for the young women in your group, you can find out more here.











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