My name is Sophie, I am 8 years old and I go to 2nd Caerphilly
In November, we went to Techniquest in Cardiff Bay.
Techniquest is a science museum where everyone can try out experiments
to learn about lots of things like how our bodies work, how light and
sounds travel and also how things move and fit together.
It was a very special night for us because we took part in lots of
activities to earn our Star Gazer badge. There were lots of other
Brownies there too and we were all in groups named after planets. Our
pack was called Venus!
We enjoyed trying out lots of new things like looking
through telescopes and learning about how sunlight shines onto the
The best part was when we went into the planetarium where lights
are shone onto the ceiling so it looks exactly like the night sky. We
learnt about how people in the olden days made patterns with the
They joined up the stars like dot to dot to make pictures of
all sorts of things like animals and people! Sailors used to use the
stars to find their way around the sea because the North Star is
always in the same place in the sky. We were all keen to find the
North Star on our way home!
Our trip to Techniquest was
fantastic and our Brownies felt really lucky to have had the chance to
get our badge in such an interesting way.