6th Fairfield Rainbows Award Icon Runner Up

Stockton

Total Votes:

330

Girlguiding is long established – but did you know it’s recently had an overhaul? A completely new programme has launched to transform what girls do in Girlguiding and bring it up to date.

At 6th Fairfield Rainbows, we encourage girls aged 5-7 years to have fun, work together, learn new skills and build confidence for the future.

One of the “five essentials” of Girlguiding is “working together in small groups” By working together at every opportunity, our girls learn about teamwork, sharing experiences, taking responsibility, personal relationships and leadership. This equips them with skills to positively contribute to the group – and to society as a whole. By asking girls to carry out activities together, this provides challenges which girls can meet as a group, and this requires them to make decisions, build confidence and be creative.

The new programme introduces “skills builders”. There are 12 skills buider topics; for example, “innovate”, which introduces girls to STEM. Skills builders are designed to be done in meetings and there are five activities at each stage, each one developed to work brilliantly as a group activity.

The new programme offers so many more opportunities for our girls to reach their potential. But to implement the new programme, we need to purchase books for each girl (potentially helping to fund these for girls who join in the future too), equipment for the activities, and badges. This is what we would spend any funding on should we be successful.

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