WIGHT IN BLOOM 2018.

Because of the extreme dry and hot weather, the judging of this year’s WIGHT IN BLOOM was extended and took place between the 7th and the 20th of July. In total there were over 114 entrants across 11 categories, which was an excellent result but when one travels around the Island there are certainly many ... read more

A DECADE OF GIRLGUIDING RESEARCH….

GIRLS ARE TAKING A STAND AS INCREASED PRESSURES IMPACT THEIR HAPPINNESS Research released today by Girlguiding highlights the issues that have shaped girls and young women’s lives over the last ten years, revealing a decline in happiness, a rise in the number seeking help with their mental health and an increase in those speaking out ... read more

VOTE FOR ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL!

  The Isle of Wight Festival has been nominated for a Q Award and it would be great if the organisers could get as many votes as possible Members of Girlguiding IW had a great time at the Festival in June raising the public’s awareness to Girlguiding, so let’s give the Festival a vote. If you are able post ... read more

RED goes GREEN!

‘Red Goes Green’ is the name given to Red Funnel’s new long-term environmental strategy. It seeks to showcase the environmental successes of recent years and highlight a wide range of new green initiatives, including measures to change consumer behavior in line with the company’s commitment to operate in an environmentally sustainable and sympathetic manner. With ... read more

SAVING LIVES AND THE WORLD’S OCEANS.

Chandelier made from plastic bottles in the Blue Marine Exhibition. On board Tall Ship Kaskelot special guests Sir Robin Knox Johnston and Miranda Krestovnikoff performed the official opening for the 50th anniversary of the Southampton Boat Show this year sponsored by TheYachtMarket.com. It coincided with Sir Robin’s 312 day circumnavigation in the Golden Globe Race ... read more

GIRLGUIDING IW SUMMER EVENTS.

Two events have taken place recently for members of Girlguiding. During the Summer a past member of Binstead Guides returned to the Island for a visit from her home in Australia. Jennie Thompson was a Guide with the Binstead Company in the 1970s and was to become one of the first there to be awarded ... read more

THEYACHTMARKET.COM SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 2018.

TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show, Britain’s biggest and best festival of boating, showcases a selection of beautifully designed yachts and power boats and takes place 14th-23rd September. This year celebrates 50 years of the show. Taking place in Mayflower Park and on Southampton Water nearby the show is easy to get to for Island residents just ... read more

NEWS FROM LAKE GUIDES AND RANGERS.

Steph Whitlock. Lake Guides welcomed Steph Whitlock from the Wightlink Wizards development team to one of our last meetings of the Summer term. Steph and her father Colin talked to the Guides about how Steph got into Speedway, sharing stories of her first skid as well as allowing the Guides to try on race boots ... read more

CELEBRATING AGE FESTIVAL 2018

Age Friendly Island’s annual Celebrating Age Festival begins on Monday 1st October. This festival is for anyone aged 50+ and there are dozens of events across the Island for you to attend whether you want to learn something new, get fit, make friends or just have a good time for a morning or afternoon. There is ... read more