Whole School News

Form VI Silk Paintings

We have been working on our collaborative silk painted panels in Art. In a cross curricular link with R.E. We have focused on Hindu Gods. The girls have made three large scale silk panels each depicting different elements from our theme. The panels will be framed and will appear around the school soon. They look …

Dropped Ice Creams

We have been having great fun in Art and Design making these ice cream sculptures based on work by pop artist, Claus Oldenburg. We made the ‘dropped’ ice creams from paper and cardboard and then painted them – we all agreed that the best bit was adding decorations in the form of hundreds and thousands …

Form VI Apple Store Visit

Form VI had a fun afternoon visiting the Apple Store this week. The girls had a chance to explore using Apple pencils on an iPad, using them to write code words following instructions from their partner. They were then introduced to Sphero, a programmable robot. Initially, the girls had to program Sphero to create a …

Holly and Ivy Christmas Wreaths

Working from life, the girls used water colours to create these lovely Christmas wreaths. We used just the paints – no pencil drawing at all. I thought they all did a wonderful job.

Houses of Parliament

As part of delivering our PSHCE curriculum, Forms IV and V spent a very enjoyable and interesting day last week at the Houses of Parliament.  We had a fascinating tour, which included the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the Members’ Lobby and Westminster Hall and we learnt all about how Parliament works. Afterwards, …

Trampoline Superstar!

Our resident trampoline superstar took part in the East Regional Schools trampolining competition last Sunday. She bounced very well and came 3rd. The top three competitors qualify to the next round, the ‘zonals’. She will be representing St Hilda’s within the Central Zone (3 zones in GB) on 20th January 2019. What a fabulous achievement.

Centenary of Armistice

The whole School community gathered outside to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. After the last post, performed by two of our brass players, a minutes silence was observed.

Governor’s Day

We were pleased to receive this report by one of our Governors, Gillian Thornton on her recent visit to St Hilda’s.  Gillian was also a parent and a pupil at the School in former years.  Gillian is a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers and Travelwriters UK. Click here to read Gillian’s report

Form V Outdoor Learning

Form V had an afternoon of adventure making shelters as part of their new outdoor curriculum.  The girls will be having plenty of fun over the next few weeks including fire lighting and cooking outside, linking their studies with Tudor life.

String Group and Commander Keeping Assembly

We were pleased to welcome one of our parents who gave a fascinating presentation on aviation and spoke to the girls of his experiences as a flight engineer and military career. The Senior Strings delighted us with their performance of Espana in assembly this morning.  Our thanks to Mr Smith who added some castanet percussion …