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

GIRLGUIDING IW- AWARDS for LEADERS.

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

GIRLGUIDING IW WORLD THINKING DAY 2020- over £1,200 in fundraising.

Around the World the 10 million members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) celebrate World Thinking Day every year. This celebration of the birthdays of the founders of the Movement on 22nd February, is an annual event and recalls the birthdays of the first World Chief Guide Lady Olave Baden-Powell ... read more

NEWS FROM RED FUNNEL.

Red Funnel has announced that Isle of Wight Independent Lifeboats, a collaboration of Freshwater Independent Lifeboat, Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat and Ryde Inshore Rescue, has been elected as its Charity of the Year (COTY), 2020. This announcement follows the results of a vote by Red Funnel staff and customers. The lifeboat groups joined forces ... read more

1ST CARISBROOKE BROWNIES CELEBRATE BURNS NIGHT.

With Scottish Country Dancing and Cake what better way to celebrate Burns Night. All the Brownies and leaders of the 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice’s Own) Brownie Unit recently enjoyed an evening of Scottish Country Dancing led by two members of the IW Caledonian Society. Scottish music filled the hall and the girls were quick to ... read more

ISLAND MEMBERS OF GIRLGUIDING HELP THEIR FELLOW AUSTRALIAN GUIDES.

With Australia Day on the 26th January members of Girlguiding Isle of Wight decided to not only think of their fellow Guide sisters in Australia but to support them financially so that homes and meeting places can be rebuilt once the bush fires have stopped burning. Although there are now several appeals for the Australian ... read more

IT’S PANTO TIME-OH YES, IT IS!

Girlguiding members from across the Island enjoyed a visit to Medina Theatre to see this year’s Pantomime, Dick Whittington. Performed by a professional cast and dancers from a local dance school the show had something for everyone. There were well known songs to sing along to, magic tricks, excellent and colourful dance routines as well ... read more