Members of All Souls Brownies have shown they’ve got talent when they held their own ‘Brownies Got Talent’ night.

Girls showcased their talents with acts ranging from singing, dancing, gymnastics to comedy and a clarinet solo. Some girls teamed up to do group performances while others performed solo. The girls prepared their acts at home and then had some rehearsal time at Brownies. Taking part was optional but lots of girls wanted to have a go. On the official night there was a team of ‘celebrity’ judges: Julie Holt who is Division Commissioner for Girlguiding Heywood, Jean Clegg who is Heywood Division Secretary and a member of the Trefoil Guild. Parents were also invited to enjoy the show.

Brown Owl Diana Kilduff was the compere for the event, Tawny Owl Katie Haigh was ‘the press’ and Snowy Owl Denise Webb and Young Leader Hannah arranged and handed out refreshments for Brownies and guests. All girls who took part received a special medal engraved with ‘All Souls Brownies Got Talent 2014’. All the girls were really supportive of each other and had great fun.

The judges found it difficult to choose a winner because all the girls did an excellent job. Judge Julie Holt said “I had a fantastic night watching all the girl’s performances, it was a shame we had to pick an overall winner because all the girls were so talented. Jean and I both agreed it was much better than anything on T.V. I hope all the girls had as much fun as we had and we look forward to seeing them when they come up to Guides.”

Brown Owl Diana Kilduff said “Well done to all the Brownies who took part in the talent show. You were fantastic! Can’t believe how talented our girls are. A special well done to Fay Nichollswho was the overall winner with her comedy act that had us all in stitches, and to our runners up too. It was a great night and lots of fun”.

Runners up on the night were Ruby Sidlow and Lilia Yates who did a dance to ‘Party in the U.S.A’, Olivia  Buckley who did a gymnastics routine to ‘Let It Go’ from Disney’s Frozen, Heidi Kelly, Rosie Mallon and Olivia Buckley who did a Cup Song performance.

Girlguiding gives girls and young women their own space to have fun, be themselves, build brilliant friendships and gain skills.