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Young Fashion Designer UK

Young Fashion Designer UK (YFD UK) was established in 2010 to recognise young fashion designers. It is an annual national competition where Fashion and Textiles works are judged by industry professionals. The competition is divided into two areas; the South covers schools from Oxford down the south coast; east and west of the country. Students enter their

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Visit to Creative Assembly

At the end of last month, girls from Year 9 were invited to visit the offices of Creative Assembly in Horsham.     Creative Assembly is one of the UK’s top games development studios, having won global recognition for their games, and employing over 500 staff. We’re sure they’re very busy people, so we were

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A Surprise from Shanghai

Recently I was taken completely by surprise by an 11 year old young lady from Shanghai, Lily Z, who overwhelmed me with her knowledge and understanding of Burgess Hill Girls. By Liz Laybourn, Head of Burgess Hill Girls   The best part of being Head is meeting and chatting with wonderful young people. Sometimes they

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YEAR 8 ACADEMIC SCHOLARS STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

In an attempt to follow in the footsteps of Homer, Year 8 Academic Scholars attended a Storytelling Workshop today. Having listened to a professional storyteller, girls identified techniques used and then retold a fairy-tale using similar devices. Considering the time allowed, the results were impressive. Well done, Year 8 Scholars. Thank you very much to

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Thinking Skills Competition winners

Thank you to all the girls who entered the Thinking Skill’s writing competition recently, we enjoyed reading them. Firstly a big well done to our KS1 winner: Georgie C. She wrote a story about a cave spider.  She used paragraphs which supported the story’s flow and exciting vocabulary. Secondly, well done to our KS2 winner:

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Boarders Trip to Chessington World of Adventures

This year’s theme park trip was to Chessington World of Adventures and took place on Saturday 17th June 2017. As a park that none of the girls had been to before it was great for them to explore. Being that it was such a hot day, the water rides were very popular as it gave

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Boarding Leavers Party

This year’s Leavers Party theme was ‘Glow in the Dark’ and took place on Friday 16th June 2017. The Lower Sixth had organised a set of challenges that each team had to complete in order to get the code to get into the party. All teams did finally make it into the glow in the

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Catching up with ‘Old Girl’ Funke Abimbola MBE (nee Akindolie)

I left Burgess Hill Girls in July 1991 to read law at Newcastle University. After graduating with my law degree in 1994, I went back home to Nigeria and studied towards the Nigerian Bar exams. Following my call to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, I returned

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Year 7 trip to Cumbria

The Year 7 girls have just returned from a very successful trip to Cumbria.  Following is an account from Caitlin S. “I’m sure that I am not the only one that will say Cumbria was an experience of a lifetime. The first challenge for everyone was getting up at 4am in the morning for a

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The French Exchange trip to Avignon

The second leg of this year’s French Exchange recently ended as fifteen Year 9 and 10 Burgess Hill girls returned from the sunny Provence, having previously hosted their partners in October. After a very early departure – both for the girls, the parents and the teachers– the group arrived at Collège Champfleury in time for

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