A Local Student Has Been Chosen to Represent Girlguiding

Published: November 29, 2022 11:22 am

Lucy Farrar, a Year 11 student at The King’s School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, has beaten 100’s of other applicants to become a National Advocate for The Girl Guides. Advocates are a group of Girlguiding members aged 14 to 25 that lead the advocacy and research. They act as Girl Guide spokespeople and represent the voices of girls and young women, talking to MPs and other decision-makers, speaking to the media, going to events, and more.

Lucy started her journey to being a Guide at just five years old when she became a Rainbow. She is in Rangers now and has been involved for over 10 years. Out of hundreds of applicants for this role only a handful of people were selected for interview. There were only a couple of openings across the UK and Lucy has been selected to represent the North East. It’s a fantastic achievement.

Lucy said: “My favourite thing so far about being part of Girlguiding was being selected to carry the county standard at this year’s St George’s Day parade in York. The flag was heavier than me! The best thing about being a girl guide is the people. My leader is phenomenal, and I’ve made lots of friends who I’ve had some wonderful adventures with. I want to continue to do campaign work and work towards more equality in the world. I’m also keen to do some conservation work to help the environment.” Dominic Pinto, Headteacher at The King’s School, said: “This is a great achievement for Lucy, and she should be very proud. Lucy is part of our Student Leadership Group at school and has built the confidence to share ideas and work with others to get student voices heard. She also relishes the leadership opportunities with the various committees we have in school. I am looking forward to seeing Lucy thrive as a Girl Guide Advocate.”

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