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Guiding Award Celebration!

posted 26 Mar 2015, 01:27 by Web Admin

Pictured are Sophie Greer, Jessica Monk, Kirsty Laird and Emily Pulham receiving their awards at a special ceremony at Christ Church - Aimee Powell was attending the Year 9 Pathways Evening...

Students achieve national honour...

Five Academy students were recently presented with their  ‘Baden-Powell Challenge Award’ at a ceremony in Felixstowe.

Year 10 student Kirsty Laird explained how important the award is to their orgnisation ‘The Baden-Powell Challenge Award is the highest award a Guide can achieve.  The Baden-Powell Challenge is divided into five zones, each containing lots of different clauses or activities.  Titles for zones included Healthy Lifestyles, Global awareness, Discovery, Skills and relationships and Celebrating Diversity.  You need to complete ten clauses in total to achieve the full award and take part in a Baden-Powell Adventure. These are residential events organised for all Guides in an area who are doing the Baden-Powell Challenge.  For our adventure Sophie, Jessica, Aimee (Powell), Emily and I went to London for the weekend last November.  It was great!’

Mrs Dyer, Achievement Director for Year 10, who attended the presentation event representing the Academy was proud of the girls achievements saying ‘I was honoured to be invited to the ceremony to see these young ladies presented with their Baden Powell award.’  

Mrs Dyer added ‘Looking at the work they had completed, I was delighted to witness both the effort applied, along with the standard of presentation. The ceremony itself was a moving experience for the girls, their families and invited guests (the cake was lovely too).’  

Good luck for the future girls, whether it is as Guiding leaders or in other adventures.