Reach Out is a community partnership and outreach initiative brought to you by Nottingham Girls’ High School.

Committed to inspiring a love for learning and achievement in children and young people, Reach Out works to raise attainment by providing extraordinary opportunities and experience days through innovative and engaging workshops.

Over the last 5 years, Reach Out has delivered over 80 projects to over 3,500 children and young people. Designed with primary core subjects in mind, our provision includes STEM, the arts, outdoor learning, learning support and business and enterprise. You can view our previous events on our News blog.

All resources are specially designed for each event and can be adapted for children of varying abilities. Please visit our Resources page to see our full library.

We also enjoy getting out and about in to the wider community having previously participated with Nottingham City Council’s Light Night, Nottingham Trent University’s Peace Builders, Wollaton Festival and collaborating with Nottingham Refugee Forum on Women Together. If you are a community organisation and would like to work with us, get in touch; we would love to hear from you.

Of course, a website can only tell you so much so get in touch to find out more.

Susie and Wendy

Meet our Outreach Prefects

Kriya, Year 13

Being involved and having a new found sense of responsibility has allowed me to develop new communication and demonstrative skills when interacting with those in younger years.  In addition to this, it has allowed me to improve my organisation and time management skills.

Some of the key events that I have been involved in as Outreach Prefect have been acting as a supporting figure during and in the run-up to Wollaton Festival in which our project was centered all around bees! Furthermore, another event which I thoroughly enjoyed partaking in was Light Night which in the end was worth it as there was a lot of preparation beforehand!

Overall, this opportunity has enabled me to take on a leadership position which in turn gave way to me gaining confidence when speaking in public. Personally, my experiences within this position, have allowed me to become an overall more rounded person.

Pavan, Year 13

I cannot begin to describe how beneficial this role has been to me. Not only has this allowed me to meet so many new people and step out of my comfort zone, but it also allowed me to develop so many new qualities that I couldn’t in the classroom. It has taught me creativity, responsibility and time- management skills.

Having being involved in a handful of events has enabled me the opportunity to express my creativity and make so many memories; particularly Light Night. The run up to the event was nothing compared to the actual evening; I had felt so proud and privileged to be able to be a part of such a beautiful, memorable and unique event. Front that point on, I have been even more motivated and keen to get involved with the many more opportunities that the Reach Out programme brings.


The children benefited from working with others, to be inspired or inspire others. To be able to showcase their talents to others.

Edna G Olds Primary Academy

The children had the opportunity to explore areas of maths outside the daily curriculum, challenge themselves, and meet with other students in a new environment. The staff are friendly, professional and very knowledgeable.

Robin Hood Primary

All of the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and gained a lot through mixing with and supporting the two other schools that attended with us. Children that wouldn’t normally lead/encourage others came out of their shell, which was fantastic to watch.

Arnold Mill Primary

I know that the parents thought that the whole event was extremely valuable both in terms of general awareness and in giving useful strategies in the main subject areas. I must say that the children left at the end if the day proud to be Dyslexic.

Edwalton Primary School