Guides dazzled by pop stars

Spilsby and Burgh Guides heading to the Big Gig
Spilsby and Burgh Guides heading to the Big Gig

Guides from Burgh and Spilsby were dazzled by some of the biggest names in UK pop as they headed to Wembley Arena for Girlguiding’s Big Gig.

The 1st Burgh and 1st Spilsby Guides joined a girl-only crowd of more than 10,000 at the event, held exclusively for Guides from all over the UK.

The 30 girls, all aged between 10 and 14, enjoyed performances from a stellar line-up including chart toppers Little Mix, street dance superstars Diversity, girl group Neon Jungle and four-piece boyband Union J.

The day’s highlight for the Burgh and Spilsby girls was watching all of the groups not one thing was better than another. However, they loved Diversity’s dance and they all lost their voices from screaming and singing so loudly.

Sarah Ellis, Guide leader from Spilsby Guides, and fellow Guide Leader Michelle Dales from Burgh Guides led the girls on their adventure to Wembley. Sarah said: “It was a real adventure for most of the girls because they hadn’t been to a live gig in such a huge venue before. Being surrounded by so many other Guides made the atmosphere even more special. I’m not sure who enjoyed it more, the girls or the Leaders – we were all singing along with them!”

The BIG GIG is hosted by Girlguiding for members aged between 10 and 14, and has seen some of the biggest names in pop – including Ed Sheeran, Tinie Tempah and Rita Ora perform at major venues around the UK over its 13-year history.