Coronation Polo Matches for Rainbows.

Hobbyhorse polo matches fit for the King were played out at the Rainbows County Fun Day. To celebrate the Coronation, Rainbows from across the Island enjoyed making crowns, Maypole dancing, singing and games as well as making Hobbyhorses. ready for the polo matches and a Royal Gallop past the saluting base which took place during the afternoon.

Organised by Donna Sanders- Steel, Assistant Island Commissioner and other leaders, the day also included a visit from the King- Mr. Kingfisher from 11th Newport Rainbows- and, of course, Coronation Cakes.

Donna said, “It is wonderful that so many Island Rainbows got together for this special event. It gave the girls a chance to meet new friends as well as having fun and learning new skills.”

Dozens of girls attended the event, which was held at Newport’s Victoria Recreation Ground. This event proved very popular with all the Rainbows. (Members of Girlguiding aged 4-7) giving them a further insight Into what to expect for the Coronation. One new rainbow leader made her Girlguiding Promise.

 It is hoped that a video of the Polo matches will be sent to His Majesty King Charles and Queen Camilla.