Mid October 1
A really blustery day awaited us in Maryport at Senhouse Roman Museum and you could see why this was such a good spot to watch ship movements up and down the Solway - all part of the Roman Frontier defences. Girls and leaders came from Dearham Rainbows and from Maryport Rainbows, Brownies and Guides. They had already had some preparatory information for their unit meetings beforehand. They were expectant, enthusiastic and ready for a great day!
I shared my Frontier Voices presentation so everyone could see all the other projects and there was talk about some of the participants coming to the Sill in December to see the exhibition. I have promised some invitations to the opening!
Jane Laskey ,the manager, had organised for us to visit the fort beside the museum and we walked the perimeter walls (they had seen lots of other forts in my presentation, so recognised the wall and gate bumps in the ground and the watchtower corners, which was excellent!).
After lunch Jane gave a tour of the museum with particular emphasis on altars, preparing us to build our own in the gallery.
Beforehand I had agreed a size and geometry with Jane. I brought an armature partially erected, and the Guides finished the job - many hands make light work! I had made a sleeve of hessian, sized for the armature and the Rainbows had fun working with Clare to close the back with cable ties. Then it was down to today’s Frontier Voices deciding what they wanted to include. We had four groups each designing a side and liaising with their opposite side so the designs worked together but were not the same. The front and back have elements of Roman altar design and throughout the patterns were chosen by the girls from museum exhibits. Everyone wrote their names up one side (signing the work) and as GirlGuiding is important to them a number of badges were chosen, along with vintage buttons and other decorative items to create the side designs.
The Guides designed the top of the altar with some really good design and pattern work.
The first line of the Promise was included on the altar as this used by all Guiding groups young and old. These Frontier Voices try to live by their promise and make the wold a better place!
10/19/2022 10:23:15 am
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