The Be Body Positive Advisory and Assessment Panel were impressed with the work All.u.re Workshop is doing. The Panel would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the BBP awards ceremony later this month and provide an opportunity for you to showcase your work.
Caroline Oakley, Office for Youth Health & Wellbeing, NSW Government
I commend to you the All.u.re Workshop for Catholic schools. With so many pressures on our young people, both boys and girls, this is an opportunity for girls in Years 7-10 to view themselves as unique, valued and inspirational, in the presence of role models who are not there to turn girls into something they are not. Our Catholic schools strive to be places of hope for young girls learning how to be young women, and places that protect girls from the exploitative and unhealthy views of body image and relationships that permeate too much of our culture. Through discussion, engagement with other young women, and a real facing towards the issues they have to deal with every day, the All.u.re Workshop is a service that I endorse.
Most Rev Peter A Comensoli, Bishop of Broken Bay
The members, directors and staff of the Dharriwaa Elders Group would like to thank All.u.re for conducting workshops for the visiting group from the Dhuningarraaygal Dhiyaan Dhiirali (Old People Teaching Family) project during November 2013.
Walgett’s Dharriwaa Elders Group, Walgett Shire
In today’s world our young women need to have strong role models to help them understand their unique beauty and not be made to feel insignificant by the world of Mass and Social media. They also need to be partners to break these stereotypes and to stop competing with each other. This message comes through loud and clear from the All.u.re Workshop, who have a very strong and direct message for all our young women. The presentation is excellent and fun and the presenter, Judi, is a true role model in herself demonstrating you can present yourself well but it is the person you are that is important.
Debra Ferguson, Principal, MacKillop Catholic College, Warnervale
All.u.re came to speak to Year 7 at the end of last year. The girls responded to the message of authentic friendship and beauty enthusiastically, the student–lead discussion about positive role models at the end of the first session continued into lunch, and reinforced units of work we have done in English and Religion, tying in wonderfully with our Mercy School ethos. The final workshop on social media was a refreshing and positive approach, putting the onus back on the students to come up with positive ways to use social media and think about how they communicate about themselves and others online. Judi was an engaging presenter, and really spoke to the girls at their level. Teachers and students loved it, we’re having her back at the beginning of this year for our new Year 7 students!
Kate Patten, Assistant Head of Year 7, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College, North Sydney
The girls in year 10 really enjoyed the All.u.re Workshop. It kept them involved and it addressed issues that these girls were really interested in. The girls left actively discussing the presentation and when asked for an appraisal the following day, the overall reaction was that it was fantastic.
Karen Dunsmore, Year 10 Coordinator, Brigidine College, St Ives
The All.u.re presentation was very well received and the girls fully engaged in the activities that the team prepared. The girls were encouraged to make the right decisions that would help increase their sense of beauty and dignity rather than conform to the pressures of society to degrade themselves. A very big ‘Thank You’ to the All.u.re team for sharing those wonderful insights and helping to correctly shape women of the future.
Sharon Rogers, Religious Education Teacher, Tangara School for Girls, Cherrybrook
All.u.re Workshop came to Wagga Wagga Christian College to present a workshop to the high school girls. They were brilliant! The content was right on target, the students really engaged in the learning and had fun along the way. I highly recommend All.u.re workshops for any high school wanting to bring out the best in their students and enhance self-development.
Stephanie Jarratt, College Counsellor, Wagga Wagga Christian College
The All.u.re Workshop came all the way to Hamilton, New Zealand, to work with all our Year 11 and 12 students as part of their retreats. It was an invaluable experience for the girls to hear from someone young, convinced and relatable on how to love their real selves inside and out. As one of our students mentioned; “It’s great to have someone talk to us who understands the problems girls face in society today.”
Roisin Moore, Acting Director of Religious Studies, Sacred Heart Girl’s College, Hamilton, New Zealand
Our girls absolutely loved the All.u.re Workshop. They said they had not heard anything like it before and could not thank our lovely presenter enough. The material is relatable, engaging and contains important messages that more young women need to hear.
Jessica Phillips, Assistant Housemistress and Teacher of Philosophy & Ethics, Queen Margaret’s School, York, England
All.u.re gave a wonderful presentation at Murray Hill Institute on September 14, 2016. You could tell by the energy in the room that the audience was highly engaged. Many of the young women who were present are participants in our mentoring program, which aims to give practical and ethical guidance to women starting their career. The interactive exercises you led were so helpful in finding a way to present yourself at your best, and your slides were absolutely stunning. A wonderful, informative, and entertaining evening!
Teresa Carale, President, Murray Hill Institute, New York City, New York
Our 8th grade girls truly enjoyed the All.u.re presentation that took place in September. Judi Limbers, a very lively, beautiful and joyful presenter, came and shared ideas and images to the girls that inspired them in their journey as young women. She gave them positive encouragement about their inner and outer beauty and being accepting of themselves and others. Judi created a cheerful environment for our students to be open and ask deep questions. Thank you All.u.re and we hope to see you again in the US.
Christie Keuchel, Director of Student Life, Oakcrest School, McLean, Virginia
We have had nothing but positive feedback from students following the All.u.re workshop at our school. The content resonated with our students and the speaker was relatable and approachable.
Nicola Berge, Wellbeing Counsellor & English Teacher, St Joseph’s Institution International, Singapore