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Lower Junior Activities Week

Tuesday 27th June

A rather soggy day today, but the girls didn’t let that put them off! Armed with all the necessary protection from the elements the girls launched themselves into; archery, coasteering, crate stacking, bush craft (with a little bit of den building thrown in!) and kayaking outd…

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Race for Life

Over 50 runners completed The Ladies' College Race for Life on Tuesday afternoon. The students were joined by female family members, friends and staff to raise money for Cancer Research. Thanks to the PTA for the delicious cakes and Pimms. A welcome treat after a 3km jog! Well done and thank you t…

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

Lower Junior Activities Week

Monday 26th June

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Guernsey Fire Services visit

On Wednesday morning Form II was visited by Guernsey Fire Services. After a talk about fire safety, they all experienced the Smoke House to simulate what is might be like to be in a smoke-filled building and what to do in that situation. Finally, the girls had a look around the fire engine with ma…

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Annual Report

The Ladies’ College has a long tradition, dating from 1872, to provide education to girls. As such, it is one of the oldest girls' schools where the benefits of single sex provision are provided to ensure that the advantages afforded to boys are also afforded to girls. Indeed, there is significant …

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

Brock Road Memorial garden

On Tuesday as part of Forest School Form 2 visited Brock Road Memorial garden to plant herbs - mint, thyme, dill, parsley to name a few- as part of a Floral St Peter Port initiative. It is hoped that all members of the community will be able to share the herbs once they are established.

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Melrose Design an Ad winners

Seven Melrose girls were prize winners in the recent Guernsey Press Design An Ad competition. They collected certificates and prizes at a special award ceremony at St Pierre Park Hotel.

Olivia Usher also won a highly commended trophy for being in the top five designers in all Junior schools in Gu…

NEWS  MELROSE , ART , INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Island Youth Games

After weeks of practising and training, children in Year 5 and 6 celebrated their day of competitions and enjoyed a fantastic closing ceremony at Footes Lane.

If you look carefully at the team photos, you will see some smiling faces from Form II and III at Melrose. 

Dame Mary Perkins and Graham…

NEWS  MELROSE , PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Form III at Safety Calling

Form III had a great time at the Safety Calling Challenge at St Saviours Community Centre, learning not only how to stay safe but also having great fun.

They enjoyed 7 different scenarios including water safety, fire safety, road safety, Internet safety, how to give CPR, cycle safety and kitchen …

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Visit to the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden

Middle Prep went to the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden yesterday. We had a fantastic time and were not put off by the persistent rain. Janine and Pierre helped us to plant two different types of beans. After that we looked at the seeds of various plants and had a tour of the garden.

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Upper Prep - making toys

Upper Prep have been making toys from old hats and gloves - and stuffing them with old tights!

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Middle Prep

We  loved making our Easter chicks in Middle Prep. Poppy's Grandma came to our class to help us with the sewing.

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Prep Preparatory

Week 12 in Pre-Prep - Yippee Sunshine!

Pre-Prep have made the most of the dry weather this week, and even managed some of the days without coats outside! Summer must be coming.

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The beans have been thinking about the sound 'j' and so we enjoyed some tasty toast and jam, kindly prov…

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Primary schools Island Netball tournament

The 29th March saw 9 Melrose girls compete in the Primary schools Island Netball tournament, this year they were placed in the 'Big' schools tournament so had to play some very hard games.

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The girls played really well and should be pleased with the improvement they have made since the s…

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The Big Seed Challenge

Junior Remove enjoyed finishing their Science topic on growing with The Big Seed Challenge! They were working in teams to create a mechanism to disperse their seed across the classroom and came up with some great inventions, from The Pollen Slide to the The Seed Song . All groups worked collaborati…

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Merlose Tag Rugby

On Saturday 25th March Melrose entered 2 teams in the Canaccord Tag Rugby Festival. Over 40 teams played over 122 games with nearly 500 children joining in the fun. Our teams were the only all girl teams.

Our year 3 and 4 team, Lailie’s Limas, coached by Lailie and Stuart Platt- Ransom played s…

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Form III Guernsey Cooking

Form III have been exploring Guernsey food and local delicacies. As part of this topic, Mrs Bracegirdle has been helping us cook some Guernsey dishes.

Here we are preparing Gâche Melée which is a traditional Guernsey recipe dating back for hundreds of years. It may share a similar name with Gâche…

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Comic Relief Assembly in Melrose

Everyone dressed in mufti and bought red noses. 

Form III led a whole school assembly which involved a game requiring lots of skill as

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We learnt about the history of Red Nose Day and where all the money goes to.

Everyone had lots of fun and ove…

NEWS  PRE-SCHOOL , MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

Music Eisteddfod

Wow! What a fun week Melrose have had at the Music Eisteddfod. Lovely comments throughout the week with trophies for Junior Choir, Handbells and Recorder Groups on top of some sterling solo performances.

NEWS  MELROSE , MUSIC

International Women’s Day

We hope you are having a good International Women’s Day!

The Ladies’ College has International Women’s Day as our assembly theme this week. In our whole school assembly on Monday we learned, heard and watched Maya Angelou, a truly inspirational women, whose poetry explored the challenges of her…

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