We started the term with the Clever Cogs Challenge. The Guides planned and carried out some engineering themed activities, including making slime to learn about non-Newtonian fluids, building volcanoes, making lava lamps and trying some signalling. We also enjoyed a Money Minds session from Yorkshire Building Society, learning about planning and budgeting for a holiday.
One our Guides attended the ‘Once Upon A Time’ County BP Adventure Weekend. The group examined a variety of children’s picture books, looking at how the illustrations and words worked together to tell the story and then produced their own books. They braved the snow to travel into Oxford to look at some literary sights and to visit the Story Museum, dressing up for the Talking Throne, relaxing on the bean bags for some Mr Men appreciation, enjoying some down time on the story bed and making videos of their favourite film moments.
Some of our Guides attended the Abingdon Division Thinking Day celebrations, joining with Rainbows, Brownies and Guides to take part in international themed activities to mark the birthday of our founder.
Although we were unable to meet during the snowy weather, the Guides enjoyed themselves outside working towards their ‘Growing Up Wild In Snow and Ice’ Paw Print.
The unit took part in the ‘Grow A Fiver’ Challenge for unit funds and our summer trip to Switzerland. The Guides managed to turn a loan of five pounds into profit with cake sales, homemade sweets and diary date competitions. Thank you to everyone who supported them.
As an additional fundraising project, Charlotte, one of our Young Leaders, helped the Guides to design and create animal-themed activity packs aimed at toddlers/pre-schoolers. We attended the Girlguiding Table Top Sale in the Village Centre and sold our children’s activity packs. We also had a very popular chocolate tombola. Thank you to everyone who supported the event.
We celebrated the end of term with a ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sleepover. The Guides hunted for beasts around the village in the dark, made nifflers and bowtruckles, had a class in herbology and planted some magic seeds and created their own fantastic beast stories.
Our fundraising continues for the summer trip to Switzerland, including a bingo night in Kennington on Saturday 19th May.
Guides is for all girls aged 10-14. If you’d like to join in the fun, visit our website: www.kenningtonguides.org.uk