Cheltenham Girlguiding FESTIVAL-GOERS give it some welly!
A group of Guides from Cheltenham have returned from four days of high-adrenaline activities, expert football training and entertainment from top pop quartet Only the Young. They attended Wellies and Wristbands, a fantastic girl-only festival exclusively for Girlguiding members over the bank holiday weekend (28-31 August).
14 members of 17th Cheltenham (Bethesda) Guides travelled to Foxlease in Hampshire to join more than 2,000 Girlguiding festivalgoers for the action-packed extravaganza.
This year’s festival included a unique opportunity for girls to develop their football
skills with some of England’s top female players – at special FA coaching sessions held over the weekend.
Thrill-seekers had their pick of the adventurous activities on offer at Foxlease.
In the evening they were entertained by former X Factor band Only the Young on the main stage, as well as a host of local bands.
Among the activities the Cheltenham group, chose to try out were such as football goalkeeper skills, whizzing through the trees on a zip wire, being a monkey climbing trees, making a leap of faith on a trapeze and lazing in the hot tub.
Erin, 11 said: “I enjoyed getting stuck in the mud, being with my friends in the hot tubs and having a go at the zip wire.”
Annie, 13 said: “I have really liked the activities and watching the concerts, especially meeting the performers and getting things signed.”
Millie, 11 said: “I really enjoyed pretending to be a monkey by climbing a tree and making karate poses on the top of a pole but the biggest thing was falling over in the mud when I got stuck, there was mud everywhere."
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