3rd Spennymoor Brownies had an amazing week learning all about the vital role of Girl Guides during WW1 & WW2. They rounded this off with a visit to their zoom meeting from Natalie McCracken, who served as an army medic in the intensive care unit at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.
The Brownies bombarded her with questions about her patients and life in the army and were very humbled to hear that she had not only nursed seriously injured, fellow soldiers from the UK but also Afghan soldiers and peace keeping personnel from all over the world.
A wreath was laid from the Brownies at the cenotaph in Spennymoor and the girls laid their own decorated stones of remembrance next to it during the week, as they paid their own respects due to being unable to take part in the Remembrance parade this year. A poignant promise was made by Emily to conclude her Gold Award in front of all the tributes.