Turriff Brownies' efforts make them SuperStars
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There was a surprise in store for some Turriff Brownies when they learned that their hard work had earned them two national awards.
The girls, aged seven to 10 years old, have worked on a number of science and environmental themed projects this year.
These activities have included making electronic play dough, an edible Mars Rover and doing their bit of the environment by carrying out litter picks and surveys of local wildlife and trying to clean some polluted water.
In addition to these actvities they are one of the local youth groups to have 'adopted' a community flowerbed in the Haughs and they are now working hard to make it a space that encourage wildlife to visit.
The girls were delighted to learn that with all of their hardwork they have earned a CREST SuperStar Award.
To earn a CREST SuperStar Award a young person must engage with at least eight STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) themed problem solving tasks.
Their hard work for the environment also saw the girls earn their green Blue Peter badges, for which they had to concentrate on three environmentally themed projects for at least two weeks.
After spending much of the year meeting online, the girls were presented with their awards during an outdoor meeting where they are enjoying working together in person again on their various activities.