Girlguides learn all about motor maintenance
GIRL guides are itching to get behind the wheel after learning essential car maintenance skills.
Members of the 14th Macclesfield Senior Section of the Girl Guides welcomed a mechanic from the RAC to their latest group meeting.
Ben Wilson, who has been named the RAC Patrol of the Year for his expertise and dedication to the job, taught the girls some of the basics when it comes to looking after your car and its engine.
He showed the girls - aged between 14 and 25 - how to check the oil level and tyre tread on a car, and they were given the opportunity to put their new skills into action.
Fifteen-year-old Sarah Hilton-Watts, from Macclesfield, said: “I learned loads about cars, things that I hadn’t really considered before, like topping up oil or checking that your tyres are safe.
“All really useful information for when I start to learn to drive, I already feel more prepared.”
Emily Glynn, also 15, from Macclesfield, added: “I learned vital skills that I will need to know in the coming years as I get a car and need to know how to maintain it. It was a fantastic experience.”
Girlguiding offers a varied programme from international travel and advocacy to badges in science investigation and body confidence.
For information about Brownies, Guides and Rainbows in Macclesfield, go to girlguiding.org.uk.