Girls` Brigade

In May we took the girls to Viney Hill for the day, and because it was only a day trip we were able to take the explorers too. The morning started with a trip into the woods to do a mini forest school activity, each of the girls was given a card headband and they had to find various things, such as leaves and flowers, to stick on it. Then after their picnic lunch the girls undertook various activities, including Viney Hills new tunnel activity. To finish the day off we had a barbeque, so the girls went home fed, tired and happy. This replaced our annual camp at Viney Hill which we had to cancel due to lack of support. Unfortunately our numbers are quite low at present.

Our annual award evening was again a very informal event. Each year we complete up to four badges which the girls receive at our awards evening. Andrew presented the girls with their badges and various cups. The parents were able to sit and have a coffee whilst the girls entertained us.

Our end of year ended with a trip to Robinswood ski centre to go tubing. All the girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we finished the session with food there.

Our new year started informally, and there was cake was on the menu.

In October we held a fund raising evening in aid of the shoebox appeal, the girls baked cakes which the parents enjoyed with their coffee.

In December the girls visited Trevone House to sing carols to the residents and to go round and chat to them. Both Residents and girls enjoy this informal event.

Our theme for the Christmas tree festival this year was donkeys. We made them out of paper, foam, felt and hama beads and the tree looked spectacular.

We ended the term with a trip to Ten Pin and finally the Brigades carol service.

The start of the new term in January was party night, lots of traditional games and more cake.

As well as making Mothers day card, the girls also made cards for the residents of Trevone House which really went down well when Becky took them in for them.

So finally, we would like to thank the Church family and the Parents and Friends Association for all their support in the last year.

Religion never was designed to make our pleasures less. Isaac Watts

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