Guides show Girl Power at Activity Weekend

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The Bexhill Girlguiding division has enjoyed a busy two weeks with a talent show was at the Bexhill HQ, followed by an activity weekend at Herstmonceux.

The talent show Judges were Bexhill Mayor Cllr Simon Elford; Emma Burnett, from Mad Fish school for performing arts; Coral Carpenter - County Arts Adviser for Girlguiding Sussex East County and newly appointed ambassador for Girlguiding Bexhill Division Louise Kenward.

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They had a difficult, but fun job choosing winners from the 22 acts produced and performed by the girls of Bexhill Division.

The first 1st Rainbows won a prize for their group song about a Brightly Coloured Butterfly and the 5th Brownies for their group song - ‘7 days a week’. Toni, from 9th Guides, was also a winner with her rendition of ‘My Heart Will Go On’ from Titanic.

The Overall winners were Carys and Beth from 1st Guides with their amusing drama about tension in the world of cheerleading.

During the following weekend, at the PGL activity centre in Herstmonceux, over 100 girls from 5 to 14 enjoyed activities such as Zip wire, climbing, rafting, archery and fencing.

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The youngest Rainbow Alicia 5 from 1st Bexhill Rainbows climbed the 40 ft wall and afterwards said: “It was great.”

Olivia, from 2nd Bexhill, kept going back for more runs on the zip wire, describing it as “amazing”.

Adding to the adventure of the weekend was the overnight stay where they entertained themselves round a campfire.

Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, with 554,053 members. Thanks to the dedication and support of 100,000 amazing volunteers, they are active in every part of the UK, giving girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities.

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It builds girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations and gives them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good.

Girguiding incorporates Rainbows (5–7 years), Brownies (7–10 years), Guides (10–14 years) and The Senior Section (14–25 years). For more information visit www.girlguiding.org.uk.

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