Eighteen lucky girls from 30th Cambridge Brownies were delighted to be invited on a behind-the-scenes tour at the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire studios last week, as part of their WAGGGS Global Action Theme badge.
The Brownies, all aged 7-10, have been learning all about the 8 Millennium Development Goals this term in the lead-up to World Thinking Day on 22 February, a day of unity and friendship for the 10 million Guides and Girls Scouts worldwide. Having completed glow in the dark treasure hunts, bingo games and made posters about the 8 MDGs, the Brownies each chose their most important goal and planned a short talk about it, which the challenge badge suggested could be read out on a local radio station.
Although it wasn’t possible for the girls to be live on air, we were very fortunate that the staff at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire allowed us to tour the studios and see the outside broadcast van, learn about how a radio programme is made, meet some presenters and even go backstage in the BBC Look East regional TV studios too!
Brownie Leader, Jess Bond, said: ” We are very grateful to Glenn Jones from the BBC and his colleagues for a really interesting and exciting tour of the studios. The chance for the Brownies to record their own MDG pledges and shout out about the issues that are important to them, such as education, maternal health and the environment, was just brilliant!”
You can listen to the pledges, along with a radio jingle for the girls made especially by Glenn, here.
Made by 30th Cambridge Brownies as part of their visit to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.