Girls group use slope of sculpture for kite flying

Guides flying kites from Northumberlandia.
Guides flying kites from Northumberlandia.

A group of girl guides and brownies took to the landform sculpture Northumberlandia at Cramlington to fly kites.

The members of Girlguiding Blyth Division were joined by their leader and volunteers to take advantage of the high ground and fresh summer breeze.

Leader Shirley Manton and her team decided to take the youngsters to fly the kites as part of a celebration of Girlguiding.

“We had hoped to meet at the summit of the sculpture,” said Shirley, “but the wind was so strong the girls would have been blown over.”

Instead everyone took to one of the lower slopes to be challenged to ‘Fly high with Girlguiding’.

Thanks to the dedication and support of volunteers, the guides and brownies are given the space to be themselves, have fun, build friendships, gain valuable life skills while making a positive difference to their lives and their communities.

For more information about Girlguiding in the area, call Ann on (01670) 735036.