This blog takes great pleasure in being the first to break news locally that a stroud team of youngsters have got to the final of the national IceEdge (see www.iceedge.co.uk) climate change competition.
STOP PRESS: 10th May: Stroud Team wins competition
The 4 young people from Stroud Woodcraft Folk have won thru from a field of 1700 plus entrants to the finals in London on May 4-5. They're up against just 2 other teams from the South West for the first prize of a 10 day research trip to Svalbard.
Photo: the team's Enuffometer is planned to look something like this
All great stuff - See the innovative Stroud entry at www.enuff.org.uk
Meanwhile today I'll be going along with my partners' granddaughter to a younger local Woodcraft Folk group - 'elfins' - who will be egg rolling today. We painted the hard-boiled eggs last week - the winner is based on which egg gets furthest before breaking up.
I understand this is more of an American tradition dating back to 1870s - and still done on the White House lawn - last year facing controversy after a number of gay parents attended with their children in order to show that their families are like any other family. Anyhow I digress good luck to the Stroud entry to this climate change competition.