Georgia to fly Guiding flag at Polish jamboree

Georgia Robinson
Georgia Robinson

A TALENTED teenager who goes to school in Hucknall will be flying the Girl Guiding flag at an international jamboree in Poland in August.

GEORGIA ROBINSON (16), pictured, who lives in Eastwood but attends Hucknall National Church of England Academy, is one of only a dozen Girl Guides selected by a special committee to attend the event in Krakow.

The Garwolin ZHP district in the city is hosting the Guides and Scouts celebration, which will bring together young people and their leaders from all corners of the world.

During her nine-day adventure, Georgia will take part in a packed programme of activities that will include orienteering, rafting, canoeing, arts and crafts, sporting challenges, sightseeing, camping, dance, music and a challenge to produce a camp newspaper.

After her selection, Georgia was faced with the task of raising £800 to fund the trip. She set about meeting the total by holding a coffee morning before turning to her uncle, BBC Radio Nottingham gardening expert John Stirland, for support.

John, who lives in Papplewick, duly obliged by holding a gardeners’ question time at St Mary’s Church in Eastwood.

A sale of plants, a tombola, bring-and-buy sale and cake stall further helped Georgia achieve her target.

Georgia, who is in year 11 at National, is studying law, IT, psychology and English literature.

She said: “I would particularly like to thank my family, friends and school mates who have dug deep to help me.” (PHOTO AND STORY BY: Peter Jordan).