“A FASHION RETROSPECTIVE” AND “POLAROIDS“ COME TO DIMBOLA.

Dimbola, Freshwater is staging two new exhibitions starting in October and running through until the end of the year. One-“A FASHION RETROSPECTIVE”- shows work by American pioneering female photographer Marilyn Stafford who was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1925. Marilyn’s early dreams were for a theatrical career. Her photographic career was launched in 1948 in New ... read more

REGIONAL COMPASS AWARD FOR ISLE OF WIGHT GIRLGUIDING LEADER.

Linda Stone, the long serving leader of the 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice’s Own) Guide Unit has been awarded a Compass Award.  Linda is also the Girlguiding Isle of Wight Island Commissioner a post she has held since March 2020. Compass Awards are presented by Girlguiding’s South West England Region of which the Island forms part ... read more

GIRLGUIDING IW MEMBERS TAKE HELICOPTER FLIGHT.

Two members of Girlguiding IW have recently taken a helicopter fight from Sandown Airport. Shirley Saunders and Lesley Clifford had been the joint Island Commissioners of Girlguiding here and after five years of volunteering service retired from their posts in March. Both Shirley and Lesley, however, will continue as members of Girlguiding IW in different ... read more

Join In with virtual Girlguiding Promise Renewal.

Island Commissioner for Girlguiding, Linda, and her team are inviting all members of Girlguiding IW and any past members, who may wish to do so, to join in with a virtual Promise Renewal on the 12th September. With face to face meetings for members still ‘on hold’ due to COVID 19 restrictions this is the ... read more

GIRLGUIDING and BLUE PETER BADGES FOR BETHANY.

Bethany Wells (11) a member of 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice’s Own) Guide Unit has undertaken some environmental projects recently which have gained her a Girlguiding Campaign Badge and the coveted Blue Peter Badge. Girlguiding’s Campaign Badge encourages members to choose a theme and one of the activities involves raising money for a chosen charity. As ... read more

75 years on from VE Day 1945…

Girlguiding IW members have not just been celebrating 75 years since VE Day but looking into the history of the event. Some of the girls have been studying just what happened at those street parties for the public whilst others have discussed Winston Churchill’s speech to the nation, looked at ‘make do & mend’ clothes ... read more

GIRLGUIDING IW MEMBERS KEEPING BUSY DURING LOCKDOWN.

Over the past few weeks, with no unit meetings to attend, members of Girlguiding IW have been undertaking several activities to keep busy. Members of 11th Newport Guides (pictured) have shown support for all Key Workers whilst other members across the Island have joined in with the ‘Rainbow’ campaign, joined in the ‘Bears in a ... read more

EVERYONE INVITED TO ADVENTURE AT HOME.

https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/what-we-do/adventures-at-home/ Girlguiding, the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women, has launched Adventures At Home  see link above– an online hub packed with fun activities and wellbeing and resilience resources to support children and young people across the UK. This charity has curated a collection of their favourite fun indoor activities to entertain children ... read more

NEW COMMISSIONERS FOR GIRLGUIDING IW.

Following a five-year term by joint Island Commissioners- Shirley Saunders and Lesley Clifford- Girlguiding IW now has a team of three Commissioners to head up the Island’s leaders and support the 1,000 young members. Linda Stone from Carisbrooke has been appointed Island Commissioner with Anne Watson and Donna Sanders as Assistant Commissioners. All three have ... read more