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Thatcham Rainbow Nuri gets her Gold Award

A Girl Guide has achieved her Gold Award.

Six-year-old Nuri Mohammed was given her award at the 5th Kennet Vale Rainbows in Thatcham on Monday evening – the highest honour a Rainbow can gain.

Nuri Mohammed receiving her Rainbow Gold Award
Nuri Mohammed receiving her Rainbow Gold Award

And she is excited to be moving up to Brownies next term.

After warm-up activities, Nuri, from Newbury, gave a presentation to her peers about some of her favourite activities and memories from Rainbows.

These included a fairy-themed sleepover and a visit to Beale Wildlife Park, near Pangbourne, which Nuri enjoyed as an animal lover.

She also spoke about what she is looking forward to doing most in Brownies, and took her Guiding Promise.

She finished to a round of applause.

Speaking to newburytoday after her busy evening, Nuri said: “I feel a little bit sad but happy to be moving up to the next stage.

“I’m excited to go to Brownies because we’re going to go on new adventures I’ve never been on before.”

Nuri Mohammed and her friends at Rainbows
Nuri Mohammed and her friends at Rainbows

To achieve the award, Nuri had to complete a two-year programme of different activities including arts and culture, outdoor tasks and other life skills – which not all Rainbows achieve.

Her guider, Ann Dibble, better known to the children as ‘Kingfisher’, added: “It is fairly unusual for girls to complete the whole programme in the way Nuri has.

“She is a very generous and kind peer to her fellow Rainbows.”

And Nuri’s parents say her confidence has grown massively since her involvement with Guides.

Her ceremony took place at The Moorside Community Centre in Urquhart Road.

The 5th Kennet Vale Rainbows formed in 2016.

Visit https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/ to volunteer or to register as a Guide.

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