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Senior Section Singing Champions

The Sing Up East Kent programme run by Music for Change has formed an exciting new partnership with Girlguiding UK. The Senior Section Singing Champions project is working in Dover, Folkestone and Ashford alongside groups of girls aged 14-18 years to improve their vocal confidence and empower them to lead singing sessions to younger girls who attend Rainbow, Brownie and Guide units. The three groups of Senior Section members are being coached by adult singing leaders who are encouraging the girls to improve their technique, learn new songs, and develop skills that will help them to become young singing leaders.


Singing Champions

Singing Champions

The groups took part in a residential event in February where they had the opportunity to be mentored by three internationally acclaimed artists.  They also devised a new Sing Up challenge badge for all Guides in Kent to try.

This year Girlguiding UK is celebrating its 100th year and to celebrate there are lots of activities planned across the County. The new Singing Champions will be helping to lead singing activities and campfires over the coming months, and it is hoped that the project will encourage other Girlguiding regions to get involved with Sing Up.

Girlguiding has a long tradition of joining girls and young women together through singing, and this projects aims to equip a new generation of singing leaders to take singing activities forward in their towns in years to come.