This term we have been taking part in a variety of international activities. We made Chinese kites, held an international fashion show and explored mehndi designs. We welcomed Georgina, a Young Leader from Wallingford, who told us about her forthcoming trip to Nepal to take part in a service project. She also taught the Guides about our World Centres in London, Switzerland, Mexico and India, and ran some themed sessions including how to wear a sari and celebrating Day of the Dead.
We enjoyed a trip to the KADS pantomime and were especially excited as some of our members were in the cast. Another of our members performed in the Oxfordshire Scout and Guide Gangshow. Some of our members took part in the Guide Science Taster Day at the University of Oxford, learning about programming, the mathematics of epidemics, planning for volcano eruptions, making a battery for a life jacket and how a variety of materials change when frozen with liquid nitrogen.
Our Young Leaders ran an evening to celebrate Shrove Tuesday with a pancake-themed quiz and some interesting attempts at cooking the perfect pancake. The following week, to burn off some of the pancake calories, two of our Guides working towards their Baden-Powell Award ran a games night to promote fitness.
We are grateful to Abingdon School for teaching us about stargazing. Unfortunately the clouds prevented us seeing any constellations with the telescope but we learnt about the African and Greek myths explaining the names and used a computer program to identify what to look for when the weather is more favourable.
One of our Guides attended Thinking Day of The Air, taking part in a variety of communication and amateur radio activities. A number of our Guides ran stalls at the Girlguiding Thames District Table Top Sale in the Kennington Village Centre, raising money for their BP Award Adventures and our forthcoming Division trip to Switzerland in 2018.
We have also completed our superhero challenge. The Guides organised their own activities, including creating their own superheroes, designing lairs for the supervillains, drawing comic strips, acting out their superhero stories and running a superhero party with themed games, food and drink.
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