Around 300 Year 10 girls from nine different schools across Western Sydney gathered at St Marys Band Club for Girls Rising 2019. Coordinated by Penrith Christian School, Girls Rising is an exciting, informative and inspiring day for Year 10 girls, from public and private/independent schools, in Penrith and surrounding areas. It aims to build strength in both mind and character, emboldening girls to reach their potential.
Melinda Tankard Reist started off our day speaking to the girls about the pressures of the media and sexual exploitation of women. She empowered them to stand up against this pressure. There was complete silence and girls were glued to their seats taking in the message that Melinda was presenting for almost two hours.
2016 Rio Olympic Gold Medallist Chloe Esposito spoke about pushing forward and how hard work can get you rewarded. She brought her gold medal and passed it around for the students to touch and take photos which was a hit for everyone!!