Alton Webteam: April 2017
The Juniors have had a few busy weeks. On Saturday 25th March five boys represented the Section at the annual Competitions' Day held this year in Woking. The boys came 1st in the Art competition, 2nd in the Inspection and the Figure Marching categories and 3rd in the Drama. Andrew Bentley represented the Section in the Reading competition and was awarded 2nd place. Altogether these efforts meant the Juniors were rewarded with 2nd place overall which was an excellent result for all their hard work in preparing ahead of the day and their efforts at the event.
On Sunday 9th April the boys took part in the Boys' and Girls' Brigades' Spring Parade Church Service. Many of the Juniors performed for the first time as part of the Company Band, whilst the remainder marched behind. The boys had written these two prayers, which they said as part of the service:
Dear Lord Jesus.
We thank you for your marvellous creation of the world we live in. Help us to respect and look after the world, to make it as you want it to be.
Thank you for the life you give us. Let us use our lives to help people who need our love, to help poor people and all in need, so people won't be lonely.
Let us always remember your commands for us to love God and to love our neighbour as ourselves. Amen.
Thank you for Boys' Brigade and Girls' Brigade for being brilliant organisations for us: the games we play; the fun we have; the true friends we make; and learning how much you love us. Amen.
The Junior Section next meets on Friday 28th April, after their Easter holidays. The boys will be preparing for the annual Display Night that will take place on the following Friday evening. The Display Night is the opportunity for the boys to show their families and friends what being a member of the Junior Section is all about. It is also the event at which our oldest boys will move on to the Company Section. At the same time we will welcome new boys coming up to the Juniors from the Anchor Boys. Those boys moving on can be very proud of their achievements as Juniors; to echo the sentiments of the prayer written by the boys themselves, we trust that they have had fun, formed true friendships and are beginning to know just how much they are loved by God.
Lt. Rolfe Bridson.
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