Girlguides in South Gloucestershire are working with the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) on a special challenge badge.

The badge is designed to inspire girls to aim for a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM).

GWAAC launched the new partnership with a special event at their Almondsbury base on Sunday, May 12.

Brownies, Rainbows and Guides took part in a variety of activities linked to the badge.

Lisa Williams, assistant county commissioner support at Girlguiding Bristol & South Gloucestershire, said: “We’re so pleased to be partnering with GWAAC, it is very important that we teach our members important life-saving skills such as CPR and inspire our young members to achieve their potential in their future careers, whether that’s in a medical or healthcare setting, a pilot or a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths.

“The challenge badge we have developed covers all these topics and more and will raise vital funds for GWAAC and Girlguiding."

Anna Perry, CEO at GWAAC, said: “I was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and curiosity of the Rainbows, Brownies and Guides who attended our launch event. I have no doubt that they will benefit from the activities, which will equip them with life-saving skills, and inspire them to consider a career in medicine, engineering or aviation."