Off to Apple

We haven’t had a trip out for a while, so Laura arranged for us to visit the Apple Store in Regent Street.

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It’s only a short journey but we still had to cope with plenty of traffic!

Once we got there we were soon learning about coding, using the big screen, iPads and Sphero rolling robots.

 

Once everyone was ready, we watched them navigate their Sphero around a course, while telling a story with voices and sound effects.  Pretty impressive on the massive screen!

 

At the end, everyone got a badge and a certificate.

 

Thanks very much to everyone at the Apple Store for looking after – and teaching – us so well.  Hope to see you again soon!

World Party Day

April 3rd is World Party Day, and as that was a Tuesday this year we decided to take part!

World Party Day is an annually celebrated unofficial holiday that aims to achieve social change and harmony by encouraging people to celebrate life by partying.

We arranged to have a space in the Lagoon (the Hospital’s restaurant) and spread the word around that everyone was welcome to drop in.

On the day, we arrived early to put up decorations and lay out the food and drink.

Water, squash and juice were kindly donated by Marks & Spencer’s Chancery Lane store.

Things were soon in full swing and our guests enjoyed musical chairs, destroying a pinata, Buckaroo, and Operation.

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We finished off with this wonderful cake from Cake Magic in Stevenage:

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A huge thank you to everyone who helped before, during and after the party, Marks & Spencer for donating the drinks, and to Pedro and Jamie at the Hospital for helping us to arrange this.

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Alien Week

Last night it was all about aliens!Image result for aliens
We made alien goo in lots of different colours

 

One of our leaders Katie carefully practiced the recipe for us the night before, and made this really handy video if anyone else wants to give it a go!

Practiced homemade alien goo for my Great Ormond Street Hospital Scouts and Guides tomorrow. Mini tutorial from me below!

Posted by Katie Olivia Watts on Monday, 19 March 2018

Happy Chinese New Year!

We celebrated the Year Of The Dog with an evening of Chinese activities and games.

Chris gave us a chopsticks masterclass before various goodies were transported from one end of the room to the other in a tense and thrilling race!