Robogals' give brownies lesson in engineering

February 27 2015

BROWNIES from Bishopston had their eyes opened to the world of engineering last month.

BROWNIES from Bishopston had their eyes opened to the world of engineering last month.

Four students from the University of Bristol's 'Robogals' engineering group visited the 106th Brownies - bringing with them LEGO robots.

The Brownies enjoyed working with the students to programme the robots, ready for a dance-off at the end of the session.

The young girls quizzed the students about engineering, and said that they were keen for Robogals to return.

Brownie leader Sharon Harris said: "Robogals are all about encouraging girls to think about engineering as a career so it works really well for an all girl group like brownies."

Several of the Brownies have also been working towards their science investigator badge, so the Robogals visit was particularly useful for them.

The group meets at St Bonaventure's Parish Hall in Bishopston and welcomes new members. Parents of girls aged 7-9yrs can register their interest on the Girlguiding website: www.girlguiding.org.uk