Over 600 members of Girlguiding Nottinghamshire, aged from five to 25, joined 2,000 Girlguiding colleagues from across the Midlands at ‘Go Global!’, a special girls-only arts festival last weekend.
The action-packed day of dance, drama and music was staged at Newark Showground by Girlguiding’s Midlands Region team.
Girls from the 11 counties covered by Girlguiding Midlands spent the day exploring the global arts scene and taking part in a host of hands-on activities run by roving performers, including drama workshops, street dance, African drumming and bhangra dancing.
Members of 10th West Bridgford Guide Unit had a great time. “We’ve learnt loads today. It has been really exciting because there has been so much to do,” said Mara Juric (10).
Her friend, Georgia Bennett (11), agreed: “It has been really fun and energetic. We learnt a lot about different countries. I’d like to do it all again.”
Tabitha Gillard (10) said: “The best thing for me was doing the Bhangra dancing because I like doing energetic things.”
Isla Vallelly (11) added: “We’ve had a great experience of doing lots of different things, and it was especially nice to meet the guide dogs – they were really cute.”
Girlguiding Nottinghamshire needs to boost the numbers of its adult volunteers to enable more girls to take part in memorable events such as this. To find out more, call county headquarters on 0115 987 7220 or visit girlguidingnottinghamshire.org.uk.