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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, …

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

A visit to the Library in town

On Thursday the whole Prep Department went to town to visit the library for Christmas stories and Crafts.

We made paper gingerbread men/ladies tree hangings and heard lots of funny stories about Santa getting the cold, Santa Pants needing the Aliens to help him deliver the presents with the Alien…

NEWS  MELROSE

Christmas Fair Workshop

The Juniors got into the festive spirit as they spent the morning preparing their stalls for the Christmas Fair this Saturday. Alongside their parent helpers, the girls used glue, glitter and paint to transform their plans on paper into their fantastic 3D stalls. A lot of fun was had by everyone an…

NEWS  MELROSE

Melrose Nativity this week

Melrose Preparatory Department are performing this week A Miracle In Town, a simple Nativity retelling the traditional story of the Birth of Jesus. All girls in the Preparatory Department are taking part in our production. We have a wonderful host of angels, mischievous sheep and shepherds, funky C…

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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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NEWS  MELROSE , SCIENCE , HISTORY

Floral Guernsey initiative

We went to States Works in Burnt Lane as part of a Floral Guernsey initiative.

We learnt about plants and how they are grown. Then we took cuttings and planted them. Each girl also potted up a tulip and daffodil bulb and was given it to take home. We are looking forward to the flowers in the s…

NEWS  MELROSE

Team building skills in FIII

This week Form III were putting their team building skills to the test. Whilst the final group were making their hot chocolates, the rest of the class were working out how to put up shelters. All they were given was a tarpaulin and few pieces of rope. In groups of 4 they had to find a suitable spo…

NEWS  MELROSE , FOREST SCHOOL

Spots, chopsticks and smarties

Melrose went spotty for Children In Need on Friday 18th November and raised nearly £500.

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Everyone dressed up and then the whole school enjoyed Form III’s assembly which included a quiz and game which involved eating smarties with chopsticks! Team Blush won!

Pudsey came to visit and the whol…

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Hot chocolate and drizzly elements

This week Form III braved the drizzly elements for their Forest School lesson. They were split into groups for different activities; lighting fires to make hot chocolate and building the tallest tower. The girls learnt how to safely lay a fire to boil a Kelly kettle. We mainly used willow and news…

NEWS  MELROSE , FOREST SCHOOL

Marvellous Melrose Masterminds

Melrose Masterminds were very nervous at the start of the tenth De Putron Challenge. Our team- captain India Hilgeland-Wilkins, Lauren Varley, Isla Savory and reserve Nina Richards, have been practising hard for over 4 weeks with Mrs Morris, Mr Honeybill, parents and the rest of Form III asking us …

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JR trip to Castle Cornet

Junior Remove went on a trip to Castle Cornet today and were taken back in time to meet Admiral James Saumarez. He told us about the brave battle at Cobo, which first made him known to be a brave sailor. The girls enjoyed taking on the different roles of frigates, rocks and the French enemy. Everyo…

NEWS  MELROSE , HISTORY

Form III Victorian Day

Form III enjoyed a Victorian day on Monday 17th October. This was to develop historical empathy and appreciate what life was like 150 years ago. Several pupils ended up getting the cane or wearing the unclean or dirty signs as punishment; the dunce's hat was also used! 

The class said that it …

NEWS  MELROSE , HISTORY

'What's that sound?'

Form I have been having a whale of a time immersing themselves in their current Science topic 'What's that sound?' Loaded up with instruments, measuring equipment and clipboards the girls made their way to the Senior School field, in the beautiful autumnal sunshine, to work hard on developing thei…

NEWS  MELROSE , SCIENCE

Planting heathers with Junior Remove

Junior Remove were busy in their Forest School session yesterday afternoon. They enjoyed planting the heathers along the bank of their new playground. The girls were helped by members of the PTA, Mrs Lowe and Mr Honeybill. They learnt how to prepare the soil, plant the heathers and make sure they …

NEWS  MELROSE , FOREST SCHOOL

Signs of Autumn

The sun has been lovely this week although we did have a few rain drops, with all sorts of signs of autumn we decided to go on an autumn walk! We had lots of fun and found some exciting things to put on our autumn table.

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NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

Visit of the Earl of Wessex

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NEWS  SENIOR SCHOOL , SIXTH FORM , MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY , A GIFT FOR LEARNING

Welcome back to all our new Beans and Peas!

Welcome back to all our new Beans and Peas!! We have had a wonderfully exciting week, making new friends and meeting up with old ones, whilst also exploring all the exciting changes which have happened in the Pre-Preparatory garden!! The girls have cooked and cooked in our wonderful newly build fi…

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

We wish everyone a happy summer break

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We wish everyone a very happy summer break, following Mark Reading and Melrose and The Ladies' College Speech Days which celebrated as much as could be fitted in from 2015-2016.

Work goes on in College to get the building ready for September. We thought you would be interested to see the fr…

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Rain, mist and sunshine!

Last week was definitely a week of very mixed weather! We started the week celebrating a special birthday and our final fun swim at Beau Sejour. Had fun in the rain, and the mist and the wet, as well as some gorgeous sunny afternoons! However I think that the sun coming out for a Friday morning wa…

NEWS  MELROSE , PRE-PREPARATORY

Miss Josette Honey

It is with great sadness that we hear today of the passing of Miss Josette Honey, Principal at The Ladies’ College from 1976 to 1992.

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Miss Honey was deeply committed to the College and the education of its students, and continued to keep in contact with us after she stepped down from her ro…

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