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Date: Thursday 17 October 2019

Festival of the Girl - Newstory

Our Oxfordshire team has helped inspire young girls to explore the many career paths available for women in the housing industry at a special event this month.

The Festival of the Girl took place at Republic in London on Saturday 5th October, giving girls and their parents the chance to explore topics including body positivity, physical and mental health and aspirational careers through a range of speakers, workshops, activities and stalls.

The day featured activities such as a bootcamp with female British Army soldiers, lightsaber combat, learning about access to STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers, workshops and inspirational, gender positive clothing and merchandise.

Our Oxfordshire team donated £500 towards the running of the event and also hosted a stall where Gemma Steele, Quality Manager at Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire, was able to explain the wide range of roles for women in the housing industry. The stall also included toy bricks and wooden tools for girls to try their hand at building.

Jennifer Toll, Founder of Not Just a Princess and Co-founder of the Festival of the Girl, said: “We greatly appreciate the support and involvement that Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire has given to Festival of the Girl. Ages eight to 12 are pivotal in the development of young girls, with many of their adolescent issues starting in the transition period from primary to secondary school. Our festival gives girls the opportunity to access a range of experiences and workshops that can help them realise the extent of their future potential and support them through this important stage in their lives.”