Thinking Day is an important day in the Girlguiding calendar, when members across the world explore and celebrate their participation in the wider guiding movement.
Over two hundred of Middlewood Division’s members, from Rainbows through to Guides, and their Leaders, took part in a fun afternoon of activities at Tytherington School, as part of the annual Thinking Day, with five different zones running on rotation, each highlighting one of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ World Centres. These were: India, where the girls learned Bollywood dance moves; Mexico, where craft activities such as pin badge making were enjoyed; Switzerland, to learn more about chocolate; Africa, where the girls took part in a drumming workshop from Manchester-based BangDrum; and the UK, where the girls played traditional British games, like hopscotch and pin the tail on the donkey, and also raced red routemaster buses.
This year’s Thinking Day theme was ‘Impact’, focussing on the positive ways guiding has changed the lives of the young people who take part, and their communities. It was, therefore, appropriate that the day ended with a short presentation on what the girls have achieved throughout the past year, after which they renewed their guiding promises. The afternoon was attended by MP for Macclesfield, David Rutley, the Mayor of Poynton, Cllr Sarah-Jane Gillmore, the Deputy Mayor of Bollington, Cllr Jon Weston, and Tytherington School Headteacher, Manny Botwe.
Anyone interested in becoming a Girlguide, or volunteering with the organisation locally, can find out more at www.girlguidingcheshireborder.org.uk/middlewood