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


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


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


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

Isle of Wight Wins Top Award.

Holding off tough competition from Essex, Orkney, Anglesey and the Severn Valley, the Isle of Wight has clinched a top award in a national competition. It has been crowned the BBC Countryfile Magazine Holiday Destination of the Year following a national vote. Will Myles, Managing Director at Visit Isle of Wight, says it is a ... read more

Peer Education Qualifications for IW Girlguiding members.

Three young members of Girlguiding IW have undertaken training and gained qualifications in Peer Education. Tessa Bryson, 14, Erica Hiscock, 15 and Shannon Attfield, 15 have just finished their Peer Education training at Foxlease, the Girlguiding Training Centre in Hampshire and are now all set to train other girls. Peer Education is Girlguiding’s innovative programme ... read more

International Women’s Day- 8th March.

Sunday, 8th March, celebrates International Women’s Day as a focal point in the movement for women’s rights to help forge a gender-equal world and celebrate women’s achievements. As part of its commitment to the ongoing support of women in the maritime industry, Red Funnel has signed the Women in Maritime pledge and intends to achieve ... read more

IW Festival announces more artists joining the line-up for the 2020 event.

The Isle of Wight Festival has announced more artists joining the line-up for the 2020 event which takes place at Seaclose Park, Newport over the weekend of 11th-14th June. They are: THURSDAY: FooR, Natasha Bedingfield, Are You Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix tribute) FRIDAY (Main Stage): You Me At Six, LONA FRIDAY (Big Top): Joy Crookes, The ... read more


Six volunteers  were presented with Good Service Brooches for excellent service within Girlguiding by the Island Commissioners Shirley Saunders and Lesley Clifford at a special World Thinking Day Event. There was a surprise visit from a Girlguiding SW England Region Deputy Commissioner Sarah French who had travelled to the Island for the day from Somerset. ... read more