While many activities stopped during lockdown, children at a Rainbows group in Chirk kept up their hard work to secure more than 50 badges between them.

Girls at 1st Chirk Rainbows kept up with tasks through virtual meetings and watched videos posted by their leader to find out instructions for each weeks’ activities.

This was until Friday, August 31 when they were allowed to attend their first post-lockdown face-to-face meetings since March.

Rainbow leader Laura Rowlands had kept badges achieved by members in separate envelopes throughout lockdown, and presented the badges to them in their first face-to-face meeting.

She said: “The girls worked very hard right through lockdown.

“They were extremely excited to finally have their very first face-to-face meeting since March.

“With seven of the girls leaving to join Brownies, this first meeting in over five months was going to be a busy one with lots of badges and awards to present.”

Laura presented more than 50 badges and a total of seven Rainbow Awards – three bronzes, two silvers and two golds.

The three Rainbows who achieved their bronze awards completed the activities towards these back in April and May and are now well on their way to achieving their silver awards.

The two Rainbows who were presented with their silver awards completed these in May and June and both also achieved their gold awards just in time before they move up to Brownies.

These are the first two girls from 1st Chirk Rainbows to have achieved this award since it was introduced with the current Rainbows programme three years ago, and Laura could not be prouder of them.

She said: “It is a fantastic achievement given that all the activities they have completed recently have been done at home instead of at face-to-face Rainbows sessions.”

If you would like to know more about Girlguiding, register as a potential volunteer or to put your daughter’s name on a waiting list for Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Rangers, you can do so by visiting the website at www.girlguiding.org.uk/