Guides have fun at girl-only fes­ti­val

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A group of Guides from Holy­head have re­cently re­turned from four days of high-adren­a­line ac­tiv­i­ties, ex­pert football train­ing and en­ter­tain­ment from top pop quar­tet Only the Young and Bars and Melody. They at­tended Wellies and Wrist­bands, a fan­tas­tic girl-only fes­ti­val ex­clu­sively for Girl­guid­ing mem­bers over the bank hol­i­day week­end (Au­gust 28-31).

Twenty-two mem­bers of 2nd Holy­head Guide Unit trav­elled to Girl­guid­ing’s Wad­dow Hall Train­ing and Ac­tiv­ity Cen­tre in Lan­cashire to join more than 1,000 Girl­guid­ing fes­ti­val­go­ers for the ac­tion-packed ex­trav­a­ganza.

This year’s fes­ti­val in­cluded an op­por­tu­nity for girls to de­velop their football skills with some of Eng­land’s top fe­male play­ers at spe­cial FA coach­ing ses­sions held over the week­end.

Thrill-seek­ers had their pick of the ad­ven­tur­ous ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer at Wad­dow Hall.

In the evening they were en­ter­tained by X Fac­tor band Only the Young on the main stage, as well as a host of lo­cal bands.

Among the ac­tiv­i­ties the 2nd Holy­head Guides chose to try out were kayak­ing, crate stack­ing, zorb­ing, Ja­cobs lad­der, hot tubs, henna tat­toos and more.

Rosa McDer­mot, 12, said: “I’d never been to a fes­ti­val be­fore and I got the chance to try out some new ac­tiv­i­ties. The gigs each night were great!”

For more in­for­ma­tion about how to get in­volved with Girl­guid­ing, visit www.girl­guid­

L-r Amy Evans; Alisha Jones; Olivia Hart; Olivia Davies; Phoebe Jones; Re­becca Mars­den; Meghan Shel­ton; Sian Roberts; Lilly Stock; An­gel­ica Wil­son; Ce­leste Wil­son; Maisie Robin­son and Shan­non Cot­ting­ton; of 2nd Holy­head Guide Unit

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