Scouts and guides of the future are launched on space mission

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PEMBURY’S Beavers and Rainbows have taken part in a special activity day focused on space, and even launched some rockets over the village.

More than 30 youngsters participated in the joint Beavers and Rainbows Intergalactic Mission [BRIM] event aimed at increasing understanding of space travel and the atmosphere.

This was the first time that the two groups had taken part in a joint event, which was held on
May 12 and organised by Amanda Baker, Leader
of the Second Pembury Rainbows unit, and Rebecca Durrant, Leader of the First Pembury Beaver colony.

Ms Baker, also known as Toto in Guiding, said: ‘We wanted to bring the groups together for a fun-filled day which allowed the youngsters to learn more about space and working as a team.

‘We had a variety of activities looking at the solar system, rockets and the science behind it all.

‘We are now exploring our next theme for another collaborative village event.’

Ms Durrant, aka Tic Tac, added: ‘It was fantastic to see all the children interacting with each other and the subject matter so enthusiastically received.

‘They learnt so many new things and had loads of non-stop fun, including launching different types of rocket outside.’

Representatives from the Edenbridge And District Astronomers society were on hand to answer questions and gave a demonstration of a telescope.

PICTURE: HIGH ACHIEVERS: Beavers and Rainbows learned about the atmosphere

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