Nearly 70 local girls took part in an afternoon of activities learning about the patron saints of the United Kingdom.

Spring Downs District Girlguiding, which merged the old Ewell Village and Epsom East districts, held their annual fun day on March 17 at Ewell Castle School

Brownies made edible shamrock hats, daffodil stained glass windows, fish sand art necklaces and decorated a dragon keyring.

Guides went on a letter hunt around the village to spell out a name of a patron saint, decorated fish shaped boxes and made cupcakes.

Epsom Division commissioner Mary Zoeller said: “This was a great afternoon where the different age groups took part in lots of different activities before coming together for the popular parachute games and a sing song.

“We’d like to thank Ewell Castle School for kindly letting us use their Sixth Form block for the day, and congratulations to Spring Downs District Commissioner Clare Graham for organising such a successful event.”

Girlguiding offer girls aged five and over weekly meetings, pack holidays, camps, days out and lots of un taking part in activities to empower, educate and gain confidence.

In Epsom Division there are Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Ranger units with nearly 600 girls.

For more information about volunteering with this friendly organisation – and to have as much fun as the girls do – contact Mary Zoeller on