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Remembrance Day Service

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Shortly before 11:00 on Wednesday, 11th November, students and staff of The Ladies’ College assembled in St. Stephen’s Church for the annual Act of Remembrance. 2020 has brought with it some significant commemorative dates: the centenary of the burial of the unknown warrior in Westminster Abbey…

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Celebrating 100 years of Guernsey women having the right to vote

On Friday 9 October, The Ladies' College celebrated 100 years of women in Guernsey having the right to vote. Members of Soroptimist International of Guernsey, wearing costume associated with the women's suffrage movement, visited the College and spoke with Year 6 (Form III) and Year 7 (Remove) pu…

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Melrose Form III WWII project - My evacuee adventure

My Evacuee Adventure

By: Eve H

Thursday 20th March 1940 

Today I’m being evacuated to England. Not that I want to. I wanted to stay here with mother. But it’s for the best, I suppose. Luckily, mother arranged for me and my best friend Betty to go together. In my suitcase, I put : my nightie, …

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Commemorative Artwork

Commemorative artwork by The Ladies’ College selected for national exhibition marking 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

Memorial Flame chosen by judges to feature at official Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony

A memorial flame created by a group of three Lower Five students and three te…

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Miss Mellish's Tribute

This poem, from the archives, was read by Remove girls at Monday night’s Carol Service, which also included wonderful singing, reading and music. The poem was written by a pupil, Ruth Anderson, for Christmas 1918.  Ruth died suddenly at the end of the Trinity Term 1920 and the attached extract, qu…

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Making poppies in enrichment

During the enrichment lesson last week, the Lower Sixth girls made poppies.
 
Dr Marshall introduced the session by talking about how the loss of all the young men affected the island of Guernsey and how some of the first young men to volunteer and to die where Elizabeth College …
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Schools4Freedom charity visit

Form III spent yesterday morning hearing from Jenette Carey and Peggy Callahan about the schools4freedom charity. The girls were inspired, moved and motivated to learn more about and become involved with this project. It is staggering to realise that the slavery we study in History in the Victoria…

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Historical Association Gold award

"History lessons are the best three hours of my week!"

This is how the Year 11 students at The Ladies’ College feel about their history studies and with good reason, because at the start of the new term the History department was honoured with a Gold award from the Historical Association.

Mrs B…

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Michaelmas Term 2018

Thursday 6th September 2018

 

New Remove arrive for 08:30 and go to Form Rooms (photographs from 09:10)

Lower Four arrive for 09:30 and go to Form Rooms (photographs from 09:40)

Upper Four arrive for 10:00 and go to Form Rooms (photographs from 10:10)

Lower Five arrive for 10:30 a…

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History 'Bake Off'

As the Upper Five complete their IGCSE History course, they wanted to mark the moment with a feast. So, inspired perhaps by Bake Off, this week the girls have created edible representations of the Berlin Wall. The models, featuring various aspects of the Wall which they'd researched including the …

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Battle of Cambrai

This morning everyone in Remove, Lower Four and Upper Four, along with some helpers from the older year groups, marked the 100th anniversary of the RGLI's valiant efforts in the Battle of Cambrai.  Colleagues planned an interdisciplinary programme with activities from Art, English, French, Geograph…

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Memorial Poppies

The Art and History departments have collaborated to produce Memorial Poppies with Remove, Lower and Upper Four to commemorate the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry's foray into battle in Cambrai in 1917. 

The girls brought in red fabric to personalise their individual poppies, which are going to be …

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School Students' Memorial Trench Project

In the week leading up to 11th November, a segment of Home Field will be cordoned off from regular use and turned over to some of the island’s secondary school students. Working in shifts over the week, students will work to build a memorial to mark the centenary of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantr…

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Local Heritage

This morning, Lower Four Historians presented a series of well-researched and engaging presentations on individually chosen aspects of local heritage. The range of topics and eras covered was quite extraordinary and, to give you a flavour, included the Roman wreck in the harbour, the medieval Town…

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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…

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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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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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Form III independent learning

Form III have been working on independent learning, research and presentation skills this term.

Here are some examples of their stunning work on Space and various Victorian projects:

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Excellent across the board in latest ISI inspection.

The Ladies’ College (The College) has completed a full British Schools’ Overseas inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and, having received their final report, has published the ISI’s findings to parents.

The College was delighted to be judged as excellent (the highest rating) …

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