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Melrose Hockey Tournament

On Friday 20th May Melrose enjoyed taking part in the outlook hockey tournament run by Guernsey hockey. The girls played lots of friendly matches and developed their skills and game play in every match. A fun afternoon of hockey was had by all and we now look forward to the official tournament on …

NEWS  MELROSE , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Learning about minibeasts

Upper Prep have been enjoying learning about minibeasts in their Forest School lessons on a Friday afternoon. They explored where they lived on the trim trail looking under logs and in the bug hotels. They went on a snail search and found some hiding. The following week the girls made their own min…

NEWS  MELROSE , FOREST SCHOOL

Liberation Day Road Relay 2016

A strong team of talented athletes retained the Liberation Day Road Relay Race Trophy for the ninth successive year. Two laps of the circular route are split into 6 sections. The lap starts at the Crown Pier, continues out to the Albert Memorial, back around to the seafront, past the Tourist Board,…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Mixed weather week

Well what a mixed weather week! We have shared stories in the book boat, explored nature on the science table ad been very creative.

Then ..... the sun started to shine and we could go outside without our explorer suits! I think we had the most fun playing hide and seek.

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NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

Fencing Assembly

Aimee, Amandine, Anya, George, Harriet and Nicole recently presented a fencing Assembly. We thought you might like to see it:

George = Hi, I'm George and I'm head fencer of the school fencing club. Today we're going to explain the basics of how fencing works but also why it's such a great spo…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Laundry and Orange Juice!

We have loved the beautiful weather we have had this week. Pre-Preparatory decided that they best catch up with the laundry! So on the hottest day of the week the girls washed dried and 'ironed' all of the baby clothes. Well after a busy morning like this what else does a busy girl need but a glas…

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

First week of Trinity Term in Pre-Preparatory

We are very excited to be back after our Spring break and looking are all looking forward to more adventures and exploration this term. This week we planted in our new wooden planters. We planted potatoes, strawberries, marigolds, sweet peas, sugar snap peas and lettuces! We are looking forward to…

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

Developing our outdoor area

The Pre-Preparatory Department have had a busy week this week, we are developing our outdoor area and have been very industrious making wooden planters to grow fruit and vegetables (as well as some flowers!). We have all learnt about how to use tools safely and the girls are very excited to prove …

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Qualifying Expeditions

We had six groups from Lower 5 and one group from Upper 5 doing their Bronze qualifying expeditions over the weekend of 2/3 April. Everyone started at Fort Saumarez on a sunny but windy Saturday morning. Spirits were high, camping was cold and the girls caught the rain towards the end of the day o…

NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL

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.

NEWS  MELROSE

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