The 2nd Windsor Brownies Group is open to girls aged from seven to ten who attend local schools. Meetings are held at St George's School Windsor Castle every Tuesday evening. They follow a programme called the Brownie Adventure and learn new hobbies, play music, explore other cultures and have adventures outdoors.
The aim of the project is to provide facilities for the Brownie group to meet as there was a lack of suitable premises in Central Windsor. The immediate beneficiaries are 24 pupils from local schools including some St George's girls.
The Countess of Wessex identified the need and approached the school to provide the necessary premises. The project was established in September 2010.
The Group uses school facilities and some school equipment. Meetings take place on Tuesdays from 6.00pm until 7.15pm or later depending on the activity taking place. These are run by Brown Owl but the school provides a security guard who is on duty until the meeting ends. There is no financial contribution from the school.
There is no qualitative or quantitative assessment, however the benefits of the Girlguiding movement, of which Brownies are a part, are well known. It gives girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive different to their lives and communities.
The pupils are aged 7 - 10 and are from a number of local schools. Approximately 50% of the girls attend St George's School.
This is an ongoing partnership.