Leverington girl guide leader takes part in national campaign weekend in London

Mathilde Tranter from Leverington Girlguiding

Mathilde Tranter from Leverington Girlguiding - Credit: Archant

A Wisbech student spent a weekend in London to mark International Day of the Girl.

Mathilde Tranter, 16, travelled to a meeting of the country’s girlguiding’s headquarters to act as a national youth panel advocate.

Spalding High School student Mathilde and 17 other advocates received campaign training, discussed current campaigns and met with visitors from the international development charity ActionAid.

She also got involved in an attitudes survey which throws a light on the challenges and triumphs in girls’ lives across the UK.

Mathilde, a young leader with the 1st Leverington Rainbows, said: “International Day of the Girl reminds people about the problems facing girls worldwide. “I really enjoyed meeting like-minded people and discussing these issues and how we can act to change lives.”

Made up of young women in guiding aged between 14 and 25, the girlguiding’s advocate panel meets three times a year to discuss the issues girls care about and takes action in between those meetings.

They are the young women behind the charity’s support of the No More Page 3 campaign and its members have recently been at party conferences to talk about campaign matters.