The lovely ladies of St. Barbara travelled to Centennial College for a day of learning new things, exploring their career path and more importantly, meeting other strong girls like themselves.
To kick off the day, we had wonderful motivational speakers. They did a great job of pumping us up!
The day was divided into stations. Each station taught us different career options such as studying in the medical sciences.
Mission: To pick up the metal laid on the counter by pedaling the bicycle, and using the joystick to move the arm.
Skill: This station requires determination, confidence and…having the skill of using a joystick and pushing buttons?
Status: Success, this challenge was no match for us!
Self-defense: the station that taught us to bring out our inner ninjas. This station taught us how protect ourselves from any surprise attacks and to escape from your attacker. Here’s a tip, beware the lady with a board.
Smile! The St. Barbara girls gathered up outside and took some pictures before stepping inside the building. Sadly, we were not able to ride the helicopter but it was still pretty great to be close to it, even though riding it would be better…
Well, aren’t the girls very photogenic? The girls take one last photo before ending their outdoor photo shoot.
This photo can be interpreted in two different ways: another self-defense lesson, or how to give a good shoulder massage…?
First idea was right (too bad…). This lesson involves how to deal with a situation where someone grabs you by the shoulders. What do you do? Take your index and middle fingers and apply pressure to the middle of your attacker’s neck. It feels terribly uncomfortable and may or may not leave your attacker sputtering. Watch out! These ladies know their stuff…
To end the day, all the girls gathered at the center of the stage. We celebrated by yelling out lyrics to the song and just dancing. We may look ridiculous but you know what?
“Girls just wanna have fun…”
This was a day full of inspiring and empowering events. We feel honoured to have had this opportunity and even more so at the fact that this is the very first Strong Girls Strong Women symposium of many. Girl power what what!