The Brigaders are the oldest members of the company, starting at 14 years of age or school years 10-13. They can work towards 3 seperate awards. The Brigaders Brooch, Young Leaders Awards and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
To obtain their Brigader Brooch, the girls follow the n:spire programme, choosing the Badge topic from a number of "Channels" they then decide how they will complete the project.
The Brigader section is currently lead by Jan McCarthy and Margaret Woodbury
Current Uniform: Purple GB poloshirt, Navy GB Hoodie, black trousers, trainers
Brigaders recently used the Wii computer games to get fit for their Physical Badge.
They had fun and personal development in discussion on relationships and sexual health for their Education Badge . The Young Leadership training programme contributes towards their Service Badge and weekly discussions and sharing of views and ideas of Christain faith contribute towards their Spiritual Badge.
Our Brigaders can work towards their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.The award is divided in to 4 sections; Skills, Volunteering, Expedition and Physical and fits in well with the Brigader Brooch award and Young Leadership programme.
Some of our Brigaders recently commenced their Bronze level DofE award while the older ones work towards completing their Silver level.
Older Brigaders can complete the Young Leadership programme by attending the annual ditrct training day and developing thier skills by helping with the younger girls at GB regularly.
Parents / Carers: to receive the Monthly newsletter by email, please ensure that you forward your current email address on to Jan McCarthy - see Contact page for details
Fund Raising Boost!
We are delighted to announce that our company has been awarded £500 from Exxon mobil. This is part of their VIP scheme (Volunteering Involvement Programme) where employees can apply for funding for organisations they volunteer for. Rachel Hickman, Explorer Leader was sucessful in her application and we are very grateful to her for her time each week and Exonn Mobil for the donation. We are now deciding how we can spend this so all our company members can benefit - see our webiste for future updates!
GB Spring term 2018
We start back on Wednesday 10th of Janaury to give every one a chance to settle back in to school - see you then. Please ebsure we have your latest contact information by completing the your completed annual consent form. See Parent Information page to down load a copy.
New members Welcome
We are delighted that in recent months we have recuited a number of new members and we now have a company of 40 girls - there is room for a few more, especially in school year R and 1 for our Explorer section.
Please see information for parents page for more information