We are delighted to announce that Becca Drane from Nottinghamshire has taken on the role of 4 (peer education) Coordinator for Girlguiding Midlands. Becca has lots of experience of peer education in the Region and beyond and will continue to ensure we lead the way in delivering the 4 programme across the Region. Find out more about Becca below.
We caught up with Becca while she was chatting to Abi Salter, Chief Commissioner, about her new role. This is what she told us about herself.
What other roles do you have in Girluiding?
I’m a Leader with Brownies, Guides and The Senior Section and also a Trainer. I have also recently been appointed the Head of Contingent for Roverway 2018 which is an international event organised by WAGGGS and WOSM for members aged 16 – 22. I am really excited about this new challenge!
What does the role of 4 Coordinator involve?
It will mainly be supporting the County 4 Coordinators, but also arranging trainings for new peer educators and new topic training for existing Peer Educators.
What relevant experiences have you had to help you in this role?
I was a Peer Educator myself, a County 4 Coordinator, and I now train new Peer Educators.
What do you hope to achieve as part of this role?
Girlguiding Midlands is at the top of the national table for the number of Peer Educators and the number of sessions delivered. I just want to ensure that we continue to grow and to become even better at what we do.
Why is peer education important?
It addresses really important issues with our young members, and is an excellent way of upskilling Senior Section members giving them great opportunities.
What should people do if they want to find out more about becoming a Peer Educator or having a Peer Educator to run a session?
They should try to find out who their County Coordinator is and get in touch with her! Alternatively there is lots of information and a link to book sessions on the Girlguiding website.
What is your favourite thing you have done, or your greatest achievement, as a member of Girlguiding?
I just love running weekly Unit meetings and seeing the young members grow and develop.
What do you enjoy outside Girlguiding?
Cycling – especially going downhill!!
What is you favourite biscuit and why?
It has to be a chocolate Hobnob – just because….. plus chocolate and oats!
And finally, what 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
Hard-working, enthusiastic, and fun.