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Further success for the Brigades at Starbeck

On Saturday 23rd April, members from The Brigades at Starbeck in Harrogate took part in the Girls’ Brigade’s York District Uniformed Competition. They were competing against Girls’ Brigade companies from across Yorkshire.

As part of the competition the young people took part in the Drill and Figure Marching Competition. This competition was against 2 other squads, completing a series of pre-set marching manoeuvres. This is the second year in a row that our young people have won the Drill Competition and it has taken a lot of hard work and preparation for the young people to perform so well.

The squad came 2nd in the Figure Marching competition where standards were incredibly high this year, seeing the other teams compete, particularly the winners from 2nd Scarborough GB has really motivated the girls to keep up the hard work and come back next year with new moves and extra focus.

As well as this, they competed in a Christian faith competition, consisting of 2 sections.  The younger group made a model of the Last Supper which they displayed and explained to the judge, the older group had to answer a series of questions about three bible passages: Jesus’ entry in to Jerusalem, the last supper and the resurrection of Jesus. They secured 2nd place in both Christian faith competitions, which was a fantastic effort.

Overall it was a brilliant day for the girls and great to see young people achieving so much and enjoying the results of a lot of hard work and practice.

If you know anyone aged between 4 and 18 years old who would like to join The Brigades, please contact them by email ( or call Mark on 07793842369.  Please visit their website to find out more.

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