Brownies go Roman

Northumberland Brownies put together their own Hadrian's Wall at Woodhorn Museum using wooden blocks.
Northumberland Brownies put together their own Hadrian's Wall at Woodhorn Museum using wooden blocks.

BROWNIES from across Northumberland enjoyed an afternoon of activities around a heritage theme.

More than 500 girls took part in the event at Woodhorn Museum, which began with the Romans as they made legionary finger puppet figures and built their own Hadrian’s Wall using large wooden blocks.

After learning about St Oswald when making a coaster, the Brownies used great imagination as well as determination when they were challenged to crawl along a plastic tunnel which represented a mine shaft.

They pulled a sledge and carried lanterns containing ‘canaries’.

Inside the museum, the group viewed the mining exhibits and completed a quiz focusing on the display of mining banners.

The girls also had time to enjoy an ice cream as well as remember the daring rescue of shipwrecked passengers by Grace Darling with the help of paper boats and play parachutes.

The afternoon ended with the Brownies singing a selection of favourite Girlguiding songs.

For more information about Girlguiding in Northumberland, telephone Ann McDougall on 01670 735036.