RUNCORN Guides took over Halton Lea Library as part of the group's centenary celebrations in the area.

In total, Halton Libraries played host to 16 Rainbows, 56 Brownies, 20 Guides, two young leaders, 12 volunteers and Halton Mayor, Cllr Margaret Horabin for an afternoon full of activities.

Together with Halton Borough Councll staff the girls went on book hunts around the library, created stories using everyday objects as inspiration, made wonderfully colourful Aslan masks from The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.

The Rainbows made good use of these masks hiding amongst the book shelves to scare their leaders and the mayor.

Cllr Horabin said: "It is lovely to see such an inspirational group of girls.

"Guiding is still going from strength to strength in Halton, and long may that continue."

All Girls who were at the Library received a Library badge for taking part with the event and all Runcorn Guides have received a specially designed 100 years of Runcorn Guiding badge.

Five of the Guides also received the Baden-Powell Challenge award for outstanding work they have completed as Guides this year, all badges and award were presented by the Mayor.

The Girls who received the Baden-Powell award were: Layla Carson, Savannah Bolland, Isabelle Hill, Cerys Droughton, Jessica Orme, Christina Pinto-Edwards, Charlotte Hallsworth.

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