Celebration Day for Girls
Give her a great day to learn about her body
A Celebration Day for Girls is a warm, fun and reassuring workshop for 10- to 12-year-old girls and their mothers to support you both as you navigate the changes of puberty and early menstrual cycling together. The day blends creative, fun activities with practical tips for body literacy, storytelling and relaxed conversations. We want to empower girls to have ease and trust in their changing bodies, so they can be happier and more resilient and focus on the things they love to do.
Groups are kept small so we can attend to individual needs.
What happens at a Celebration Day for Girls?
The program is delivered on two dates.
1: Session for mothers/carers (2 hrs)
Prior to the full-day workshop, this is for you to find out more and check in with what you’d like for your daughter/special girl, both in the workshop and as she matures. Often held during the week before your Celebration Day, you’ll meet your facilitator and learn about what we cover on the Day. We provide space for you to reflect on how things are going for your daughter, and look back on your own experience of puberty, including who or what inspired you.
2: Full day for girls, women join at lunch (6 hrs)
Girls are dropped off in the morning. You then return at just before lunch, for the remainder of the day.
Your daughter gets a fun start to the day with other girls, where they do craft and other activities while hearing stories and learning about the changes their body will go through. This includes understanding the menstrual cycle and how to make the most of changes in energy and mood. Girls can also ask anonymous questions about any sensitive topics they may have.
Then, after the women arrive at lunchtime, your daughter has an afternoon with you! We share lunch, and in the afternoon we have women’s stories, so girls can hear about inspiring women you’ve known, the variety in different women’s experiences and the common thread of living with a menstrual cycle as normal and natural part of life. After several delightful affirming and bonding activities we finish with a simple ceremony to wish girls well on their journey to maturity.