SCOTTISH TRIP IS ONE IN A LIFETIME
The WEGs visited Edinburgh and explored the stunning Scottish capital on a three day trip exploring the glorious architecture, history and cuisine of the Scottish capital. Read more
WEGs ARE OVER THE MOON WITH ANNIVERSARY
Sara Hussain and Shahida Hafeji gave a presentation on the moon landing, which included a 10 minute interview with Blackburn with Darwen Mayor, Councillor Jim Shorrocks. The WEGs enjoyed the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by learning about the historical importance of the project. Watch the video
GIRLS VISIT ROME OVER EASTER 2019
Ten WEGs and Leads went on a week long visit to the Italian capital where they experienced the historical city as well as experiencing foreign lands for the first time. More to follow
YOUTH AWARD FOR WEGs LEAD
WEGs Co-ordinator Kiran Sadiq, 26, was nominated by the Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, Cllr Mohammed Khan for a High Sheriff of Lancashire Award. Read more
GIRLS CELEBRATE HISTORIC VOTING DATE
The West End Girls organised an event to celebrate 100 years of women getting the vote, and women being allowed to stand as MPs. It was attended by more than 80 people. Read more
WEGS RECEIVE CIVIC APPOINTMENT
WEGs members took part in the first parade of new Mayor Councillor Pat Mcfall.
The girls marshaled the parade alongside their 2020 Vision friends, and assisted the people with traffic controlling measures.
“It was very exiting to see all the locals treated to such an occasion. They were constantly asking what this celebration was about. There were many families standing, recording and watching this ceremony. It was beautiful weather and it was an honour to be part of this day. We hope the new mayor an eventful year and the very best in her role.” Sifa Turi
HILL ADVENTURE IS A BREEZE
WEGs climbed the highest peak of Lancashire over a scorching hot Spring Bank weekend. Not everyone got to the top, but Hafsah, Amina, Sifa, Imaan, Azin and Saman reached the land mark signifying the very summit of the Hill.
“I have been here before on many occasions with my family, but today was awesome due to the good weather and the picnic half way up,” said Saman Mehmood.
AZIN LEARNS THE PIANO
The West End Girls are learning to play musical instruments, and take part in performance based activities, thanks to BlueSpark.
Azin Ismail is learning to play the piano, while some of the other WEGs have chosen to learn the guitar and drums.
Said Azin, “Recently, I have been going to music lessons. As soon as I get there I am in “music land ” because the atmosphere is very calm and friendly. This type of atmosphere helps me learn and concentrate on what I am doing. Thank you One Voice and BlueSpark for giving me this opportunity. I also teach my siblings what I learn.”
WEGs LOVE HOT CROSS BUNS – OFFICIAL
The WEGs conducted an Easter Egg Hunt, where the team collecting the most eggs won some treats. And they also tried some hot cross buns, and they throughly loved them.
“Hot cross buns are a family favourite. I enjoyed yesterday’s even more after the fun egg hunt in the cold.” Alisha
“A little mix of sugar, spice sultanas and raisins.” Safiyah.
“I had never tried hot cross buns before today. I thought that they were very nice, although I’m not too keen on raisins. I realised that it doesn’t have to be linked always with Christianity.” Sifa
“The hot cross buns are amazing, but I always prefer them toasted.” Imaan
THE GIRLS GET THEIR VOTE
WEGs took part in a mock election as they are too young to vote in the main elections. Taybah Mitha (Socialist) and Huma Ahmed (Capitalist) took part in a short hustings before the girls voted for one of them. It was overseen by local political activist Saima Afzal.
SCOTTISH TRIP FOR 15 GIRLS
The WEGS embarked on a field trip in Edinburgh in late December, which included visits to the Edinburgh Castle, the markets, underground ghost tour, and also a trip to see where Harry Potter was first penned. Read more…
WEGs CLEAN THE STREETS
The entire WEGS group assembled to take part in a litter picking exercise. After going through the risk assessments and the health and safety rules, the girls set out in two groups on their route from Bangor Street Community Centre to Whalley Range. Read more
15 YEAR OLD TO HOST ANNUAL DINNER 2018
St Wilfrid’s Academy student Zainab Iqbal will be hosting the One Voice Annual Dinner at the Windsor Suite in February 2018. Read more
A group of 14 West End Girls visited the Houses of Parliament to gather an insight into the workings of the Houses of Commons and Lords. The 90 minute tour was organised by the office of Kate Hollern MP.
The WEGs also managed to take in some of the sights of the capital in the day long road trip.
WEGs took part in a dementia friends session as part of the Baiter Sehat project with One Voice Blackburn. The girls found the session to be extremely informative and insightful.
Dementia Friends is a programme to raise awareness of the condition. Dementia Friends pledge to spread their knowledge of dementia throughout their communities.
The WEGS visited Singleton Maize Maze in Blackpool. The girls had a thoroughly enjoyable time. They were challenged to find hidden codes. This unique experience allowed the girls to build on communication and problem solving skills and was a great bonding exercise.