GSA Student Event Brochure

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The Girls’ Schools Association has always placed girls at the centre of everything it does; we empower girls to expect to be listened to, be leaders, and to be confident to choose the lives they want to live.

could there be for our future changemakers, and to help every GSA girl to feel welcomed in?

GSA’s new student event series

Go Bold has been created to honour and celebrate the brilliant talents and potential of our young women. Our programme is designed to spark courage, curiosity, delight, and self-belief in every GSA girl beyond the classroom.

The programme includes the absolute best of sports, photography, literature, finance and economics, music and science brought to life in real life, hybrid, and online events, so everyone can get involved nationally, and internationally.

Every GSA pupil will have the chance to experience vibrant conventions, expos, festivals, performances and more in an unmissable programme led by innovative experts and creators. There’s no limit to what young women can achieve, and GSA events are designed to celebrate their full power and talents, while bringing them together to meet and make new friends.

In its inaugural year GSA will fund the whole programme making it entirely free for every GSA student. What better gift

A buildable and growing programme, highlights include Go Girls’ Football Festival with the Independent Schools Football Association; Choir of The Year, Pioneers of Science, the GAIN Investment Challenge plus GSA’s established well-loved and respected annual events such as Girls Go Gold, GSA Netball & Masterclasses, and its Annual Creative Writing Competition.

Each one an unforgettable experience to suit every girl’s interest.

Read on to find out more about each individual event and to find information on how to get involved!

Spark & self-belief in every

courage, curiosity, delight

This year’s events

Girls’ Football Festival

Choir of the Year

Creative Writing Competition

Pioneers of Science -

Creative Competition

GAIN Investment Challenge

Girls Go Gold

GSA Netball with Masterclass

GSA girl.

girls’ football festival

Building on the dynamism and success of the Lionesses this summer, women’s football in England is back and our festival puts girls in the spotlight. Alongside favourite experts the Independent Schools Football Association girls won’t miss a kick as they get fully match fit, and test their ‘tekkers’. Girls will enjoy competing with one another in a day filled with friendly short matches and 7-a-side matches.

Who is it for?

Years 6 and 7

Open to all GSA member schools

When is it?

Thursday 20 April 2023, hosted by King’s High Warwick.

choir of the year

Soprano or alto, piano, or forte?

Join our friendly ‘battle of the choirs’ to claim a crown for the choristers. Choir of The Year will raise the roof across the nation with the sound of girls’ voices, singing-in the vocal stars of the future.

Who is it for?

Junior and Seniors

(under 13 and under 18)

When is it?

Entries and first round in Autumn

2022 and Spring 2023. The Grand Final takes place in March 2023.

pioneers of sciencecreative competition

Inspiring the next-gen of scientists, this smart cloud-based creative competition celebrates the brilliant contributions of female scientists to the world today. Made in partnership with TA Education students are invited to pitch their creative scientific solution or product with the gift of a free Adobe Express package for the whole school to use.

Who is it for?

Students in the following three age categories up to Year 8: Year 4, Year 5-6, Year 7-8.

When is it? Submissions open until 31 March 2023

GAIN investment challenge

A powerful six-week competition to give young women real life experiences of investment management. Alongside current female change-makers and mentors, students will be guided on how to successfully navigate investment markets and effectively analyse a company.

Each team will be assigned a company (the stock) to research and then assess whether to buy, hold, or sell the stock as a investment opportunity.

Teams will research all aspects of their company to make the investment case. The final investment pitch will be a persuasive 3-minute-long video presentation showcasing their findings.

There is an opportunity to compete against other GSA Schools in a GSA League which you will compete in alongside the main competition.

Submissions will be judged by a panel of professionals within the investment industry.

Registrations close 19 November

Who is it for?

Years 10 & 13

When is it?

Registration is open now and closes on 19th November.

girls go gold

Our ever popular and much-loved annual conference, featuring high-profile sports stars for elite level athletes who represent their county, region, or country in, and students studying PE at GCSE or A Level.

Who is it for?

Elite athletes and students studying PE at GCSE or A Level

the world of opportunities for girls beyond the classroom


netball & masterclass

Over an intensive two days, netball sporting talents have the chance to test their abilities and shine as team and individual players. Running over separate September weekends teams have opportunity to relish tailored training plans, supportive S&C sessions, powerful sports’ psychology insights, and test their mettle in well-matched fixtures.

Who is it for?

Year 8 & Year 9

U18 teams

When Is it?

GSA Senior Netball Weekend (U16 and U18):

8–10 September 2023

GSA Junior Netball Weekend (Y8 and Y9) : 22–24 September 2023


creative writing award

Women writers have always illuminated their experiences through writing: travelogues, diaries, memoirs, and poetry. Our annual award honours this tradition by giving voice to girls so we can continue to see life clearly through their own eyes. For pupils who are a wonder at wordsmithing, snappy with a sonnet or flash with flash fiction. GSA celebrates every winner on its website, social media channels, and broadcasts them to more than 100 GSA Headteachers during our GSA Summer Briefing in summer term.

Who is it for?

All students from Year 3 and upwards.

When is it? Submissions open in Spring term


For more information

To find out more and to book your places at any of these events please contact GSA’s Student Events team at:

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