KaBoom! Horsham Girlguiding members explode stereotypes at London’s Science Museum

Holbrook Brownies
Holbrook Brownies

1st Holbrook Brownies joined over 6,000 guiding members on 19-20th October at KaBoom at the London Science Museum.

This explosive guiding weekend celebrated women in science and technology.

As part of the fun the group from Horsham enjoyed a special science-themed sleepover.

Girlguiding’s Girls’ Attitudes Survey has found that 53% of girls think science/engineering is too hard or complicated, and 35% say it would be difficult to get a job of this kind. The KaBoom weekend aimed to explode these stereotypes as the Brownies explored the Science Museum exhibitions to find out more about science, technology engineering and maths.

The Brownies had the chance to have their very own night in the Museum as they enjoyed a Science Museum sleepover. The girls slept by the Challenge of Materials exhibition, with cars hanging above them, and enjoyed making their own UV torches and space rockets.

The girls couldn’t stop talking about the Science Misadventures show hosted by Fran Scott, they thought it was “absolutely brilliant” and loved the explosions.

Wendy, Leader and organiser of the trip, said “The Brownies had a great time exploring the museum during the day, but the highlight of the trip was sleeping in the Science Museum amongst the exhibits.”

Report submitted by Nikki Miller, volunteer at 1st Holbrook Brownies.