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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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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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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…

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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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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…

NEWS  MELROSE , SCIENCE

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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Playing with words to paint a picture

Form III have been exploring personification and the use of similes and metaphors to describe weather. They have been amazed by how effective this can be to create a more vivid picture for the reader. 

They completed this by producing some stunning impressionist art to complement their writing.

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Form III English work

Form III have been working hard to research a famous person and then write a fascinating biography. We have worked hard to include interesting facts, quotes and graphics.

Where else will you find Mary Berry side by side with Hitler?  

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Please do come over and have a read, we think they are f…

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New Skills and Exploring

Monday 16th - Friday 20th January

This week has sent us a challenge of wintery temperatures outside. Nothing stops the adventures in Pre-Prep. A number of the girls this week have shown a fantastic  Growth Mindset, trying and finally achieving a new skill. We decided it would be a good plan …

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Week 2 in Pre-Prep - We love Outdoors

Monday 9th - Friday 13th January

This week we spent a lot of time outside, playing the secret path game. We also realised that our strawberry plant was still flowering so we weeded the bed and removed any dead leaves, and had a tidy up in the growing area. We celebrated a very special birthday.…

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Primary Schools Gymnastics

32 girls from 6 primary schools participated in The Ladies' College Primary Schools Gymnastics competition this Tuesday. Each girl performed 2 jumps from the trampette or spring board and a tumble including 3 - 6 skills. Everyone who took part did extremely well to perform in a friendly, competitiv…

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Ilex 2016

The latest Ilex magazine is now published and can be accessed We hope that you will looking through it, agree that the Upper Sixth team responsible for putting it together, led by Maninda Singh, have done an excellent job. Our girls are involved in a very great many things in the course of…

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Form III team work project

We worked in teams to find out more about Guernsey and develop out team work skills.

First we had to brainstorm as many local attractions and icons connected to Guernsey as we could. We had to find a way to include all the group and help the less vocal be heard and the noisier team members improv…

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Carols for the Cheshire home residents

Form III had a wonderful morning yesterday at the Cheshire Home; we sang carols together, played handbells and Mimi played her bassoon. The residents and staff loved joining us and we appreciated their deeper tones adding to our melodies. Then we had drinks and biscuits and best of all- the chance …

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Festive Art Competition

This morning JR took part in a class festive art competition. They were given a whole range of materials from fabric and wheels to cardboard strips and pipe cleaners. I gave them a theme of "reindeers" and then they really enjoyed getting creative! The girls thought it wouldn't be fair if I judged…

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Melrose Christmas Fair

On Saturday Melrose Hall was alive with the sound of laughter and christmas music. It was the Melrose Christmas Fair. The girls and parents had created the most amazing stalls with such brilliant imaginations, from "Help i'm a Melrose Girl, get me out of here", lots of gunk to stick your hands in, …

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