THERE were smiles all round as a new projector was donated to a Girl Guide unit.
Fareham’s council leader Sean Woodward, who is also the ward councillor for Sarisbury, met the girls of the the 1st Titchfield Burridge Brownie and Rainbow Unit to talk about science and give them a new projector worth £500.
The projector was bought with funds awarded by Hampshire County Council to Cllr Woodward, which he can use to support groups and projects in the community.
Cllr Woodward, who is a chartered biologist by profession, said he was delighted to meet the girls at the Burridge Village Hall.
He said: ‘The girls were all very interested. They asked me a lot of questions both about science, since I have been in the industry for a long time, and my activity as councillor.
‘It was really important for them to listen and talk about science and science technologies as it may give them inspiration for their future career.
‘Indeed, they found it very interesting and they were excited to receive science investigator badges and a projector ‘.
Emma Stevens, the unit leader, said that the projector will enable them to expand the range of activities they do.
She said: ‘As a Brownie and Rainbow Unit with around 30 members we try to carry out a wide range of activities with the girls.
‘The projector will help us to demonstrate the activities we do in a more effective way and it will provide an additional means of entertainment at longer events.
‘For this reason, it is our intention to loan the projector to other girlguiding units in the local area so that they could also benefit.’
‘We carry out a wide range of activities with the girls from science investigations, to indoor archery, to stargazing with the Royal Navy at the Gosport Explosion! Museum and hosting Macmillan coffee mornings at Burridge.’
They also plan other activities such as sleepovers and holidays organised throughout the year.
For more information about joining go to girlguidinghantseast.org.uk/