Search

Newham Brownies celebrate 100th birthday in style

14:06 20 January 2014

The girl guides from across Newham celebrated the occasion in style

The girl guides from across Newham celebrated the occasion in style

Archant

Brownies from West Ham, Plaistow and Canning Town kicked of the Big Brownie Birthday in style with a weekend of fun in Bognor Regis.

The event, called Funtastic, saw Brownies descending on Bognor on January 17-19 to enjoy all the fun of the seaside – and have their chance at building a massive LEGO Big Brownie Birthday cake courtesy of LEGO.

The Brownies travelled from Newham to Bognor for the girl-only weekend, to take part in activities with 3,000 other Brownies from across London and the South East. They enjoyed swimming, a pantomime, dancing, nature walks along the coast and even got to make their very own LEGO model to take away.

Hundreds of thousands of Girlguiding members from all over the UK are taking part in events to mark the 100th birthday of Brownies in 2014 – and the Brownies from Newham are no exception.

Sophie Ball, aged 10, from 5th West Ham Brownies, said “Funtastic was really fun. I had an amazing weekend with my friends. We loved the pantomime, and the swimming, we really liked going to the beach – even though it was very cold!”

Susan Mawhood, Brownie Leader, said “It was brilliant to see so many girls here from Brownie Units in Newham,– I don’t think they’d ever seen so many other Brownies together before! There was so much for them to do, and they had lots of fun.”

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Reporter Sophie Morton learns to row at the London Regatta Centre

My only experience of rowing is watching the boat race on television, and while I always thought it would take quite a bit of effort to cover the distance, it never looked as if it was excessively difficult.

Anees Ikramullah after completing his Nuts Challenge last month

Anees Ikramullah will be swapping the sidelines for the streets of London next weekend when he takes on his first London Marathon.

Yesterday, 17:04
Derek Stainsby is running the London Marathon for Child Poverty Action Group

Being sold unsuitable shoes might have set Derek Stainsby’s training back somewhat, but he’s determined not to let that stop him completing the London Marathon.

Yesterday, 13:37
Erika Skuseviciute died after falling on to the track at Stratford Station

A woman died when she was hit by a train after suffering an epileptic fit and falling on to the tracks, a coroners’ court heard.

Most read news

Competitions

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Read more
Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray, as well as a shiny new Sony Blu-ray player could be coming your way!

To celebrate the fifth series of George RR Martin and HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones, Ladbrokes is giving away a series one to four Blu-ray box set along with a Sony Blu-ray player to one lucky winner!

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder