Brownies from the 10th Newport (Congregational) Unit were certainly going up in the World recently when all the members undertook tree climbing.
Under the instruction of Paul and Matt from Goodleaf Tree Climbing which is based in Ryde all the Brownies enjoyed their exploits which took them into the tree tops to some 30+metres.
Following health and safety instructions which included finding out how to wear the climbing kit and helmet all the girls were very keen to reach the hammocks which were placed in the branches of the very large oak tree situated in Appley Park.
As all the Brownies could not climb at the same time their ‘Brown Owl’ Felicity Harris had devised a nature observation quiz for those not climbing and this was undertaken in the park and on Appley Beach. This nature observation work enabled the Brownies to gain a badge.
After the event Felicity Harris said “The Brownies had a fantastic time and can’t wait to go again! We think we may have discovered a new species of bird- it’s brown and yellow, hangs in trees and has a call of ‘Brown Owl! Brown Owl!’
This event was all part of our 60th birthday celebrations”.
As well as being very excited about climbing the tree and seeing how the World looks from a height the Brownies learned how to tie knots and work as a team.
They were certainly on top of the World!