The Rainbows & Brownies assemble in the Church Lounge on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm. The Rainbows are for the 5 - 7 year olds and the Brownies for the children aged 7 - 10.
The leaders of each of the groups are always pleased to introduce new members to their sessions, but there can be a waiting list for both groups from time to time.
The Rainbows sessions are of course mainly to prepare the children for the Brownies, but the children are given an appreciation of what the movement is all about and the fact that the organisation is world-wide. The activities of the Rainbows are designed to begin to develop the skills and understanding, which they will need both in their personal development and in the Brownies.
For further details contact the group leader, Gillian Smith on 01706 880116.
The Brownies gain recognition in the form of badges for the skills they acquire in activities such as reading, swimming, photography, writing, stargazing, etc.
The focus of the evening is of course to have fun and the Brownies get a lot of satisfaction from the many craft sessions which are a regular feature of most evenings. The various craftwork sessions include making cards(Christmas, Mother's Day, etc.), calendars, posters and extend to cooking, community work, entertainment and many other activities.
Games are of course an ingredient with which every week's sessions are liberally flavoured. It is through the games, that the children, learn about each other and how to interact positively as a member of a group.
Topics will often be discussed, to enable the children to learn about other's views and to respect the opinions of others. Group activities also extend to joining with other local Brownies groups in the area, as well as the more intimate Camp Fire Evenings, which are held at the Church Hall.
For further details contat the group leader, Julie Gillies on 0161 246 2902.