SCIENCE savvy girls from Stourbridge enjoyed an action-packed day alongside hundreds of other Girlguiding members at Birmingham’s Thinktank.
The 2nd Amblecote Brownies enjoyed a spectacular science show with larger than life demonstrations during their visit to the science museum on Saturday (May 13).
As part of their visit, the Brownies also journeyed through the night sky in the museum’s digital planetarium, developed their practical science skills in a hands-on workshop and took part in a CSI style investigation sessions.
Nine-year-old Lucy Chancellor, a member of the 2nd Amblecote Brownies, said: “My favourite things were the planetarium, the water experiment in the science garden and the science show.”
Sally Moszynski, a leader at the group, said: “It was great to see the girls getting excited about science and enjoying all of the experiments and activities.
“The museum put on some events especially for the Brownies and Guides and the day was really inspiring for lots of them.”
Research from the Girlguiding’s annual ‘Girls’ Attitudes Survey’ shows that girls are put off going into science, technology, engineering and maths because these they feel these subjects are more for boys, as well as not enough female role models.
Abi Salter, chief commissioner for Girlguiding Midlands, said: “Events like this are really inspiring and show girls just what they can achieve and the amazing opportunities available to them.”
Every year Girlguiding Midlands offers a number of opportunities for girls and young women to go on adventures – from international trips and art extravaganzas, to sleepovers in zoos and theme parks and science investigation days.
For more information about how to join Girlguiding visit girlguiding.org.uk