Girl­guides learn all about mo­tor main­te­nance

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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.

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