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.

Nursery News 23rd November 2018

Hooray, Christmas has arrived in Nursery! In Busy Fingers we decorated our Christmas tree, wrapped parcels and wrote some Christmas lists using our emerging phonic knowledge, (PD and Literacy). In our adult-led activity Mrs Radgman read us the story of the very first Christmas and we talked all about the characters in the story and …

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 …

Herts 10K

A huge thank you to all our staff who braved the rain to take part in the Herts 10k this weekend.

STEM Club

In STEM club, we have been learning about bridges. Using K’NEX, we have engineered two different types of bridges so far this term: beam bridges and cable-stayed bridges (above). During our STEM club sessions on Thursday afternoons, we learn about STEM through doing. We have discovered that the strongest shape, especially when building, is a …