A girls’ school is running stand-up comedy classes for pupils so they have the courage to ask for a pay rise in the future. The Telegraph reports.
Nina Gunson, headmistress at Sheffield High School for Girls, said the new course is aimed at boosting pupils’ confidence so they are able to have “difficult conversations” later in life.
Mrs Gunson, 43, who teaches the course herself, said that learning how to deal with a “dead audience” and hecklers teaches girls how to think on their feet, how to understand people’s responses, and how to learn that “panic is their own worst enemy”.
Not only will these skills help to build resilience in teenage girls, but they will also enable them to “stand up for their rights, pay and benefits” in the workplace, she added.
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