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The art of drawing

‘The art of drawing which is of more real importance to the human race than that of writing…should be taught to every child just as writing is’. – John Ruskin 1819 – 1900

On 4 April 2016, the Art and Design Department arranged an ‘Introduction to Life Drawing’ session. The workshop focussed on …

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , ART

Fun with boxes!

We had a great time last week when a good friend of Pre-Prep delivered some very large boxes. First we made a rabbit warren so we could tunnel like Lettice (our rabbit). Then we used a real saw to turn it into a castle where we were able to enjoy yummy castle cake! Finally it became an aeroplane s…

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

Melrose Junior Production

Disney’s - The Jungle Book

Melrose are off to the jungle with their Junior Production this year, by putting on The Jungle Book on 6th & 7th April.

This musical will involve over 80 girls, aged between 7 and 11 years who will be taking part in two casts, over 4 performanc…

NEWS  MELROSE , MUSIC , DRAMA

Public Schools’ Fencing Championships

15th – 17th March 2016

Mount Haes (Lower Four & Upper Four)

This year we had three girls fencing in the Mount Haes age group.

Aimée Stormonth and Anya Tee were both competing for the first time. In the epée, Aimée placed a well-deserved 22nd out of 56 fencers, whilst Anya also dem…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

JP trophy for the Junior Choir

Congratulations to Melrose musicians for performing to such a high standard at the Eisteddfod, too many to mention. Here is the Junior Choir performing who were awarded the JP trophy.

The Eisteddfod took place at St James, 3rd - 12th March.

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Easter Service

We celebrated Easter this morning with our church service in St. Stephen's, led by Father John Moore.  The service started in reflective mood with a period of silence to remember the people of Brussels. On a lighter note, the Easter Egg Raffle was drawn just before the end of the service and the g…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , MUSIC

Tag Rugby Tournament 2016

Melrose entered 3 teams in the annual tag rugby tournament at Footes Lane on Saturday 19th March 2016. 42 Island teams from all the local schools turned out to brave the icy conditions. 

Representing Years 3 and 4 were Melrose Lailie's Limas . For many of them this was their first rugby festiva…

NEWS  MELROSE , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Walk for Wildlife

On Monday 14th March, Melrose hosted the Friends of Wildlife presentation for the Born Free Foundation.

We welcomed boys and girls from other island schools who had supported the walk last September. This year we were extremely lucky to have our certificates presented to us by Will Travers, the P…

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

The land of fire and ice!

The Ladies’ College Geography Department organised a fascinating 5 day trip to see the wonders of Southern Iceland. We departed from Guernsey on the first Aurigny flight on Friday 19th February and left Gatwick at 11.15 on a WOW Air flight, arriving at Keflavik International airport by 2.45 pm (s…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , GEOGRAPHY

Sports Relief Day 2016 in Melrose

Melrose celebrated in sporty style on Friday 18th March.

Form III kicked the day off with a super assembly, reminding us what Sports Relief is all about. This included videos, songs, dancing, quizzes and sporting contests.

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Then the whole school went down to the field and ran, jogged, walke…

NEWS  MELROSE , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Preparing for Easter with Pre-Preparatory

We have had a VERY busy week at Pre-Preparatory and definitely VERY exciting. We have been preparing for Easter and doing lots of art and craft, whist enjoying the wonderful sunny weather. On Wednesday the Beans competed in the Speech and Drama in the Guernsey Eisteddfod, we took part in the chora…

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY , ART , DRAMA

Art Eisteddfod 2016

For Eisteddfod 2016, Ladies' College Art Department have broken with tradition and created a photographic exhibition showing works mainly from students in the sixth-form working to the theme of 'Moving Through Time'. The photographs are the culmination of a lot of experimental work in digital tech…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , ART

Art Eisteddfod display

This week we have been having fun, outside, and inside exploration as well as busy finishing off the art work for the Art Eisteddfod display. Our display is up and if you would like to see it in person you can visit Beau Sejour and see our display as well as many other exciting bits created by Gue…

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY , ART

Emerald Fundraising Ball

Thank you to everyone who supported and attend The Ladies’ College Emerald Fundraising Ball. It was a spectacular evening, full of fun, entertainment and good company. 

Photos from the evening available from John Fitzgeralds here: 

(Simply in…

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Crafting mothers day gifts at Pre-Preparatory

We have had an exciting week back after our half term break. We celebrated a special 'leap year' birthday at the beginning of the week. Then our craft was towards a very special Sunday to celebrate our wonderful Mummy! We rounded up the week looking at a real fish after we sadly lost one of our fi…

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

The Ladies’ College hits £1 million fundraising milestone

In just 10 months The Ladies' College fundraising committee has raised £1 million as part of the school’s expansion; “A Gift for Learning” Phase 3.

The College needs to raise £2 million towards the Phase 3 building, which will cost £7.5 million in total.

The principal of The Ladies' College, As…

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Trying out the new PE apparatus

The week before half term we were very excited to be the first in the school to try out the new P.E apparatus. The girls also played on the bikes in the hall. Everyone had a wonderful time exploring climbing and swinging. We also cooked leek and potato soup, this needed a lot of cutting and peelin…

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

TEDxYouth Event

Guernsey is pleased to host its first ever TEDxYouth event. This incorporates some pre-recorded TED talks, with live talks from locals and also speakers brought over from the UK.This is an event which will tackle issues that young people face, and hopefully inspire solutions for our visio…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

Pancakes at Pre-Preparatory

This week we celebrated Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day), we made our batter, poured it into a pan, and then cooked and tossed it ourselves! Then the best was eating the yummy pancake. We also celebrated a special 3rd Birthday this week.

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

Annual PTA Pancake Breakfast

8am on Tuesday 9th February Melrose was a buzz with girls and parents. It was the annual PTA Pancake Breakfast.

Girls started their day with a delicious warm pancake, topped with an array of toppings, each one as scrummy as the next.

The PTA had an army of helpers including Mr Honeybill who loo…

NEWS  MELROSE