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Girls' & Boys' Brigades

The 51st Birmingham BB has over 30 boys within the various different age-groups. They meet on a Friday evening at the following times:- 

Anchor Boys (5-8)                        6.00-7.15pm
Juniors (8-11)                                   6.00-7.30pm
Company section (11-18)           7.30-9.00pm

The 35th Birmingham Girls Brigade Group meets on Wednesday evenings at the following times:

N:Vestigate (Explorers) School years reception, 1, and 2.   6.00 – 7.00 p.m. 

N:vestigate activities help children to explore and develop their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

N:Gage (Juniors) School years 3, 4, and 5                               6.30 – 8.00 p.m.

N:gage activities are fun and exciting whilst being challenging to discover all that they are capable of, building self-confidence & enjoyment of life to the full.

N:Counta (Seniors) School years 6, 7, and 8                           6.30 -  8.00 p.m.

N:Counta focuses on helping girls learn through fun and interactive games; exploring issues, developing a new skill or way of thinking and applying what they learn to day to day life.

N:Spire (Brigaders) School years 9 upwards                            6.30 – 8.00 p.m.

N:spire is a place to have fun, relax away from the pressures of life outside whilst enjoying learning and developing self-esteem and self-confidence.


The Girls Brigade is an International Christian Uniformed Youth Organisation for girls from school age upwards, from all denominations, backgrounds and abilities offering a varied programme of activities designed to educate, challenge and inspire young people that is relevant and meaningful to girls today.

Every girl has talents to share and skills to develop and we can provide many opportunities for this to happen in a safe and informal setting.

Weekly activities can include games, crafts, drama, singing, exploring and learning.  

Girls can also take part in Camps, Activity Days, Parties, Trips and Outings plus District and National Competitions, including General knowledge quizzes, physical challenges, Swimming Gala and Athletics as well as raising money for, and awareness of, many charities through our Saturday Coffee Shop Venture and as they get older they are encouraged to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and the GB Queens Award and Young Leader Training.

Why send your daughter to GB?

Do you want her to:-

  • Have fun in a safe & caring environment?
  • Make lifelong friends?
  • Build confidence and self-esteem?
  • Develop practical skills and life skills?
  • Escape from the pressures of school?
  • Find a sense of belonging?
  • Find creative talents?

If you are interested please call in any Wednesday evening during school term time for a chat, or contact us via our website.

The BB and GB together run an excellent band, and in 2018 they retained their overall status at the National Championships, winning every music category award they could overcoming some very stiff opposition in the process. They play regularly at external events, and there are many opportunities to learn an instrument within the Brigades. Children can begin learning from the age of 8 being taught by staff who are dedicated to helping young people achieve their full potential.