Teen girls given life lessons in Boldon school

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TEENAGE girls have been given lessons in life by a young women’s project.

Bright Futures has been working in partnership with Boldon School to deliver an alcohol and risks toolkit to pupils in Years 10 and 11.

The organisation, based in South Shields, works with young women to raise their self-esteem and confidence.

It provides opportunities to take part in fun and positive activities with friends and gain qualifications.

Louise Baty, pupil progress leader and PE teacher at Boldon School, in New Road, Boldon Colliery, said: “The students have been working with Helen Bowman and Nicola Common, from Bright Futures, completing 10 sessions aimed at increasing their skills and making informed choices around a range of issues which affect them.

“They are also working in partnership with Options Women’s Support Service, which works with women and children affected by domestic abuse, to fill shoe boxes for the children to be given the week before Christmas.”