Spark provides a safe, supportive space for girls and young women of secondary school age to develop personally, achieve their potential and turn their aspirations into realities.
We offer a range of group activities, workshops and opportunities that aim to equip young women with important life and employability skills. Spark empowers and prepares girls and young women for their further education and future careers. Girls and young women are encouraged to explore and be daring, safe in the knowledge that they will be supported and guided by inspirational women!
Sparklers takes place weekly for girls in their final term of Year 6 and starting Year 7. It supports the transition from primary to secondary school by making it a smooth and enjoyable process where young girls will have the space to make friends, have fun and develop important life skills such as self-confidence, resilience, communication, leadership and teamwork. Sparklers currently runs on Tuesdays from 4.30-5.45pm.
Junior Spark Club
Junior Spark is a weekly group for girls in years 8-9 that empowers girls and supports them to understand their potential and gain valuable skills for life. Each term, the girls decide what topics they would like to work on or discuss – for example friendships, finding motivation, or challenges at school. Junior Spark currently runs on Thursdays from 4.30-6pm.
Spark Club is a weekly club for girls in year 10 and above and, much like Sparklers and Junior Spark, is a space for girls to develop life and leadership skills. Girls are empowered to become women who are comfortable and confident within themselves, who support those around them and who contribute to society. They are empowered to understand and value their identity and potential. Spark currently runs on Wednesdays from 5-7pm.
Sparking Futures supports girls and young women who are interested in taking the next step towards their futures. They take part in a series of one-off employability workshops, learn to write a standout CV and personal statement, learn about different careers and take part in meaningful and exciting work experience opportunities throughout the year. This is a great opportunity for girls to get some hands-on experience for their CV and a taste for working within a field of their interest. Finding meaningful work experience is an important step towards their future career and in supporting them to turn their aspirations into realities. Workshops and opportunities take place on the last Friday of every month, from 5-7pm as well during school holidays.
We offer exciting and varying opportunities for girls in year 10 and above to volunteer in afterschool clubs at Baytree (4-5pm or 5-6pm). Volunteers need to commit to one hour a week, for 6-10 weeks. Clubs include one-to-one reading, art, maths, literacy, science and coding. Volunteering is a great way for girls and young women to develop skills for life such as communication, time management, and teamwork skills, build their CV, as well as make a difference in their community. Volunteering is also an important part of our Character Development Programme, as it supports girls to develop purpose, resilience, fairness, good judgement and self-control. Girls and young women are prepared and trained for their volunteer role and supported throughout their journey.
Fridays Pizza & Chill
A fun space for girls and young women to come and hang out, meet new friends, play games and just have a chat. Sessions take place every first Friday of the month. For girls in years 8 and 9 the sessions run from 4:30-6:30pm, whilst the sessions for girls in years 10 and above, run from 5:15-8pm.
To register or find out more, please contact email@example.com, call 0207 733 5283, text 07494 679982 or visit us at The Baytree Centre.
If you would like to make a referral, please fill out our referral form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 733 5283.
Head of Youth Programmes
supports girls in their final term of Year 6 and in year Year 7 with the transition from primary to secondary school; Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:45 pm
for girls in years 8-9; Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.
for girls in years 10 and above; Wednesdays from 5:00 -7:00 pm.