Girlguiding Tweed Valley enjoy exciting night of science

124 Guides and Senior Section members, along with 23 volunteers, from Tweed Valley got hands on with science at the Glasgow Science Centre on 20 – 21 March.

Girlguiding Scotland members, aged ten and over, from West Linton, Peebles, Innerleithen, Galashiels, Tweedbank and Selkirk enjoyed a unique sleepover at the Glasgow Science Centre, along with members from East Kilbride, Glasgow and Dundee.

The girls enjoyed interesting and hands-on activities including star gazing, science shows, brain teasers, earthquake tables, performing a virtual biopsy and generating electricity to power a radio.

Before putting their sleeping bags down for the night, the girls also took part in two workshops to learn how planes stay in the sky and to build their very own foot powered rocket and watched popular Disney film Frozen in the science show theatre.

Alannah, 16, a member of Tweedbank Senior Section and a Young Leader at the 1st Tweedbank Rainbows said: “The County trip to the science centre was brilliant – it gave me the chance to meet girls from further up the County.

“The exhibits were amazing and suited everyone including the older girls.

“It really was a fantastic trip and I loved it.”

Gail Fox, Tweed Valley County Commissioner said: “We had an amazing sleepover at the science centre and both the girls and Leaders had so much fun.

“The science centre went out of their way to accommodate us and although we pretty much had no sleep at all it was really educational and we all learned a few quirky science facts.”