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COVID-19: The View from Here

We asked some of our GDST alumnae to reflect on a time – the COVID-19 pandemic – that none of us will ever forget.

2020: Louisa Blake, Birkenhead High School Academy, Founder of Looby Lou’s Lovely Lunches

The Butty Maker from Birkenhead

Louisa Blake, founder of social initiative Looby Lou’s Lovely Lunches, and an alumna of Birkenhead High School Academy, is the winner of the GDST Alumna of the Year award.

‘Work towards excellence; don’t try to deliver perfection.’

Award-winning Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Nihara Krause presented to the GDST Talks series, explaining the psychology behind motivation and sharing tips and advice to help parents support their children as we emerge from the pandemic.

From eco-anxiety to eco-agency

GDST students gathered for an online workshop on how to feel empowered in the face of climate change.

Start a New Story campaign smashes targets

Birkenhead High School Academy’s drive to raise funds for new books for Junior pupils has raised more than £11,000 in a month thanks to fantastic community support.

My Shelfie by Lucy Foley

Best-selling novelist and Portsmouth High School alumna Lucy Foley on the books that have inspired, educated and entertained her.

A win for strong women

The results are in for the GDST’s Sixth Form student survey for International Women’s Day 2021

Educate girls – save the planet.

If we want a better future we must prioritise the education of girls, says Cheryl Giovannoni.

The rules I live by

Dame Rosemary Squire shares some of the rules she’s lived by, that have served her throughout her career in theatre and entertainment.

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