BIG BROWNIE BIRTHDAY-HUNDREDS OF BROWNIES AT IW STEAM RAILWAY

Brownies by the hundred together with leaders made their way to the IW Steam Railway at Havenstreet on mid-summer day. This special meet-up for all the Brownies on the Island formed part of the Big Brownie Birthday (100 Years) celebrations which commenced in January with the, still talked of, Masked Ball. Overall three special Big ... read more

PRINCESS BEATRICE VISITS THE ISLAND.

Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice has made a visit to the Island to see the home of her namesake and visit other Island venues connected with the previous Princess Beatrice who was the daughter of Queen Victoria. HRH started her visit at Carisbrooke Castle after being met at Cowes by HM Lord-Lieutenant Major General Martin White ... read more

CONCORDE SEEN OVER NEWPORT.

Alan writes on the IW Festival 2014: This year’s IW Festival began on Thursday when entertainment was provided in the BT Sport Big Top for campers who had arrived early. A tribute band ‘The Doors Alive’ commenced proceedings. Boy George engaged with the audience and his set was well received. Formed in 1995 Biffy Clyro, ... read more

BANKING ON A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

Brownies and Leaders from 11th Newport Brownie Unit recently undertook an unusual sleepover by sleeping in the Newport branch of Barclays Bank. This event was arranged by Brownie Leader Clare Langley who works at Barclays and said “All the Brownies were really excited by this unusual sleep-over venue as no one had slept in a ... read more

THANKS TO JANET.

Members of the IW Executive of Girlguiding IW recently gathered at the home of the President Patricia Partridge to thank Island Commissioner Janet Lovell for her work and dedication during her almost 5 year term of office. Janet has seen Girlguiding on the Island change from being run in Districts to being run in Sections. ... read more

JPMAM ROUND THE ISLAND RACE 21st JUNE 2014.

Could Sir Ben Ainslie be the first yachtsman to hold both the multihull and monohull RTI course records?   Race organiser ISC is delighted that the four time Olympic gold medallist and America’s Cup winner Sir Ben Ainslie is returning to participate in this year’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.  Recently Ben ... read more

MORE BROWNIES HELP COMMUNITY.

As part of the Big Brownie Birthday Badge Parkhurst Brownies decided for the ‘ something to help the community’ section to  collect and donate craft supplies to the Children’s Ward at St. Mary’s Hospital.  All the girls donated items and some were bought from Brownie funds so that a good supply of items was given ... read more

BUTTERFLY WORLD

After making a study of the life cycle of a butterfly and learning about the butterfly habitats Rainbows and Brownies from Northwood have gained a special Butterfly Badge. Following their studies all the girls and their leaders made a visit to Butterfly World at Wootton where they were told more about these fascinating creatures. As ... read more

INTERNATIONAL CAMP FOR ISLAND GUIDES.

Members and leaders from 1st Ventnor and 1st Carisbrooke Guides are attending an International Camp in Berkshire during the school summer holiday. Entitled ‘Wings’ the camp will see Guides from around the world undertaking special activities as well as learning camping skills. All the Guides are expected to fundraise so that they can attend this ... read more

IW FESTIVAL ZONES.

In the now, what has become quite vast, camping/entertainment area of the Isle of Wight Festival there must be something for everyone to explore. Away from the main stage and past the Big Top are fields with activities for all. Big screens sponsored by BT will show the FIFA World Cup matches whilst other areas ... read more