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All News for February 2017

Walk For Wildlife Certificates

Melrose girls attended Government House on Wednesday 15th February, to collect their certificates, wrist bands and photographs for raising £1651.50 to help 3 orphaned bears through the Walk For Wildlife and Born Free Foundation.

Lady Corder kindly presented the girls with their certificates.

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Bernie and Linda came to visit

Bernie and Linda came to visit LP to tell us all how to keep safe. We learnt all about what a Fireman does and wears to keep safe. We learnt all about smoke detectors and how we should have them in our homes.

Then we learnt to STOP, DROP AND ROLL. This is what we should do if our clothes caugh…

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Observatory Trip

On Monday night Lower Four visited the Société Guernesiaise Observatory. Students enjoyed a talk about the solar system and the various celestial bodies we can see in the night sky. When the clouds parted, students were lucky enough to observe the Orion Nebula, Venus and even the Andromeda galaxy,…

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"Why was there no meeting of Minds in the New World?"

This half-term, U4 Historians have been investigating "Why was there no meeting of Minds in the New World?" 

Their task has been to prepare some teaching materials for Year 4 pupils and on Monday 13th February the whole of U4 made an excursion to St Martin's Primary School. 

There was a b…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , HISTORY

Afternoon Tea

The girls in Pre-Prep love having tea parties. So they invited their Daddies or Granddads in for 'Afternoon Tea'. We had a busy time preparing, each of the girls made, cooked and decorated a heart shaped cake for their guest. The guests arrived and the girls were so excited, they took their guests…

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Visit of author Kristina Stephenson

The Melrose hall was turned into a deep, dark forest with monstrous trees, terrible beasties and wiggly woos when the Preparatory department re-enacted the story of 'Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really BIG Adventure' led by the author herself, Kristina Stephenson. As well as having a wonderful…

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Zentangle animals for Eisteddfod

The Remove are currently busy making panels with zentangle animals for Eisteddfod this year.

Here are some photos of Remove Blue yesterday afternoon. Each table is making one panel and is themed on an environment of their choosing. There will be about 15 panels all together.

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Melrose Cross Country

The Juniors braved the cold winter weather to run their cross country course at Beau Sejour. Everyone was impressed with their resilience and collaboration. The support from friends and family was greatly appreciated. Tillie Hilgeland-Wilkins won the Lower Junior race in a super time of 4 min 16 se…

NEWS  MELROSE , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Science club outreach

Science Club students from Remove to Upper Four have been demonstrating and explaining the science behind experiments of their own choice on willing teachers and students. We will be taking the experiments on a live road show to primary school students and their teachers later this academic year.

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Adding colour to our new buildings

Many thanks to Miss Clements and the Art Department for helping us to add some colour and some Art to our new buildings. Members of the Senior School / Sixth Form and adults have been invited to contribute to the final piece which can be seen at our new entrance, with different colours represent th…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , ART

Caroline Lawrence visits Melrose

The Junior Department of Melrose enjoyed a visit from author Caroline Lawrence on Wednesday 8th February.

The girls loved hearing about her 7 step recipe for writing success and were treated to a fascinating hour hearing about how she started off as a writer, and learning more about her books.

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Visit to Candie Museum

On Monday afternoon, as part of our history topic Middle Prep went to Candie Museum to look at the old toys. Miffy showed us several Victorian toys including a Cobo Alice, a penny wooden and a clockwork dog.  We all had a turn with the Helter Skelter marble game. Holly got the highest score of 16.…

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Rain never stops the fun!

This week has been a very wet one. Our explorer suits have been used none stop! with the washing machine helping out too! We have enjoyed caterpillar races down a slope, rainy tea parties and a LOT of mud pies. However we were very excited to have The Guernsey Cricket Board representatives come in…

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States of Matter

Form I are continuing to explore their current science topic 'States of Matter'. The girls had a whale of a time this morning getting hands on with some everyday materials to make (and eat!) ice cream. Milk, sugar and vanilla essence were secured in a small bag, which was then sealed inside anothe…

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Football Tournament

On Monday 30th January, 11 girls from Forms 2 & 3 took part in a 5-a-side Football Tournament at Beau Sejour. The girls performed brilliantly against some tough opposition with a number never having played competitive football before. There was a real team spirit on show and the girls should b…

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Melrose House Sports

Wednesday 1st February was the first of many Melrose house sports events to come in 2017. Junior Remove and Form One all worked really hard for their house and showed some good skills from bouncing a basketball to shooting a netball to skipping. Well done to all the girls! The final results were:

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Shadow Puppets

Yesterday Junior Remove were collaborating well on their shadow puppet investigation. Firstly, they had to plan their experiment together. Then they made a puppet to work out how the size of the shadow changes when you move it away from a light source. They then had to measure the size of the shad…

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Sixth Form Taster Afternoon

On Tuesday, the U5 students spent the afternoon getting a 'taste' Sixth Form life.  The event started with a year group lunch in the Leaf Centre. Dr Mitchell was joined by some current Sixth Formers who talked to the students about their Sixth Form experience and what College had to offer in terms …

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