EVERYTHING from bubble wands to 1930s dance was enjoyed by members of the Alton Division of the Girl Guide Association at their Festival Fun Day in the grounds of Alton College.

Guides from Alresford to Alton, Rainbows and Brownies, with guests from Lindford, all joined in this fun-filled event on July 2 which had a music festival theme with workshops around the campus offering all kinds of crafts and hobbies.

There was face painting, Bollywood dancing, bracelet making, and – a favourite with the Rainbows – the making of floral headbands.

Jewelled bubble wands were made, and great fun was had blowing bubbles with the creations.

In another area, the girls were taught a 1930s dance, knowing right from left was essential and called for deep concentration on the part of the Brownies.

Sadly the rain arrived so the lunchtime picnic had to be held inside, before the main event of the day, a concert by a Justin Bieber tribute act.

A competition was held among the girls, with the winners provided the backing dancers and, as the concert got under way, The Martin Reed studio exploded with excitement with 120 participants singing, dancing, clapping and popping confetti-filled balloons around the theatre.

At the end of the day each girl was given a badge in the shape of a well-known camper van as a memento of the event.

There was a big ‘thank you’ to Liz James the new Alton Division commissioner who organised the festival, and to the leaders of all the units for supervising the activities.

These activities are just a small part of the division’s programme.

If anyone is interested in joining one of the guiding groups, contact Division commissioner Liz James via e-mail at [email protected].