Ban Road GB Display 2012
The vision of the Girls’ Brigade in Northern Ireland is to be a “dynamic, relevant, Christ-centred organisation effectively reaching out to all girls to value, nurture and equip them for life”. To do this the organisation relies on leaders to guide, encourage – sometimes to cajole – but always to have fun and lead with respect. Leaders usually have spent almost their entire life in the organisation. Ban Road Presbyterian Church in Dromore is well blest with leaders to help the many girls who enjoy GB on a Wednesday night. At the recent Annaul Display Captain Angela Semple presented Lynda Martin with her 30 Year Officer Brooch. What an honour! Lynda always works hard for the organisation and does her best. She “came up through the ranks” herself, knows the organisation inside out and cares deeply for the devlopment of the Company and each individual girl. Lynda told me how long she had been a member but it wouldn’t be right for me to reveal that it is over 45 years. Oh dear!
The Banbridge Road church also has a fine band of Brigaders who are being given responsibility for younger girls. It is always lovely for me to witness the interaction, respect and love that is shared.
I love this final image. The girls were already enjoying each other’s company as they waited for their section to gather. Arms around one another they were completely unaware of who was in the room or what anyone else was doing. I noticed them and simply asked them to repeat their fun in the corner where the background was less cluttered with chairs, coats and dolls! Their expressions say so much to me about their energy, joy, excitement and friendship. Isn’t this the sort of friends and fun you’d like your little girl to have?
I’m sure that parents would want to thank all of the leaders for guiding their girls through another year, preparing them for the Annual Display, and organising excitement and adventure. Use the comment box below to add your own comment…