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Newton’s Lab Make a Splash at It’s a Knockout

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

The participants of Newton’s Lab were lucky yesterday morning as they arrived to the It’s a Knockout zone in bright sunshine. With ten activities ahead of them, they were all very excited; “I’m speechless – it all looks like so much fun!” said Kyle from 4th West Bridgford. Having split into their teams, the groups headed off to their first activity of the morning.
Doc’s Dirty Laundry was a clear favourite among the Newton’s Lab group – “The washing machine was lots of fun” said Anya and Lucia from 32nd Chingford Scout Group. After getting covered in foam, the participants dived into a paddling pool to rinse off, before returning to their teams. Charlie from 41st Epping Forest and Luke from 1st Golden Valley commented that they “got clean and enjoyed themselves at the same time!”
Georgia from 1st Costessey Guides pointed out that unlike some competitions, there were “activities for a range of abilities”. As participants took to throwing wet sponges at one another, Ryan from Putnoe Scouts found that being in mixed groups “helps you to meet new people”.
As the groups finished each activity, extra points were on offer as they hit each of the dance competitions. Dancing along to ‘The Macarena’, ‘Saturday Night’ and ‘Reach’, amongst others. Conor from 3rd Kilkenny Scouts told us that he “liked the dancing”. Carol from 1st Kilkenny “started a trend with [their] chanting”, and made sure that everyone could hear them!
The Lime and Green teams were victorious, beating eight other teams over the course of the various competitions. William from Chingford Scouts was on the Lime team and said “It feels good because it was a team effort”.
Kris Reynolds & Amy Garrad