On Thursday 25th June, the UIV (Year 9) girls took part in four virtual sessions covering a variety of typical activities in Girlguiding. They also heard from Miss Bloomer about her time volunteering at a Girl Scout Camp in America - perhaps something to consider in the future after Sixth Form?

The four sessions focused on a variety of activities. The first one looked at putting up tents and building shelters, whilst in the second the girls learnt to cook eggy bread (a Girlguiding tradition at breakfast on camp) and a cake in a mug using a microwave. The third session challenged the girls to learn how to do some basic knots and make a macramé dragonfly, as well as create an eco invention using recycled materials. We finished the day, as is tradition in Guiding, with a campfire singsong.

The emphasis on the day was about having fun whilst learning new skills; everything we did, including the biscuit game (where you wiggle a biscuit down to your mouth from your forehead without touching it) had a point about being resourceful and using the materials that you have to hand.

Mrs Samantha Handy, District Commissioner Girlguiding Calne