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Robotic hands are wired for success

Making a moving robotic hand would be a tough challenge for sixth-formers, but at Burgess Hill Girls it is all part of a term’s work for Year 5 girls aged nine and ten. Working in pairs, the girls made hands of card, with straw fingers. Then they did the necessary coding and wired it to

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Anti Bullying Week

Our Junior School pupils showed their support for Anti Bullying Week [12-16 November] by backing Odd Socks Day. It was an opportunity for children to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique. The Junior School marked every day of Anti Bullying Week, with special assemblies on topics including respect, finding

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More Radio Visit

There were no signs of nerves among budding broadcasters in our Junior School when stars from More Radio paid a visit to find out more about our school and its pupils. Nick Osborne and Izzy Bishop, who host the station’s Breakfast Show, interviewed pupils, played games and answered questions. Much fun was had by all.

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Summer Reading Suggestions

Have you got some spare time this summer? Why not do some reading from the suggestions below? Perfect for the summer holidays between Year 6 and 7!     ROSE RIVERS BY JACQUELINE WILSON HISTORICAL FICTION Rose lives in a beautiful house with her artist father, her difficult, fragile mother and her many siblings. She

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Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold visit

  Olympic golden girl, Lizzy Yarnold visited us for our Junior School Sports Day. She tells us ‘failing is good’ and gave us an empowering and motivational speech about the challenges she faced in her bid to be an Olympian, which reduced several girls and staff to tears. Her own motto? ‘Succeed and celebrate; fail

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French Day

It was French Day in the Junior School on Friday 8th June. This year the theme was ‘The Farm’. The aim of the day was to speak more French and understand a little more about the French way of living. There was a market set up in Oaks Hall, where the girls shipped to purchase

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Evacuee Week

In order to fully immerse the girls in their wartime experience we planned a series of activities over the week. This allowed the girls to get a deeper feeling of what life was like for children in World War Two rather than a glimpse if the session was on one day. The girls and teachers

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Circus Skills Training Day

‘I wonder if I could juggle or make people laugh with clown tricks?’ The girls had a chance to find out at the PTA-funded circus skills workshop on Thursday 12th April.     We were delighted to welcome Tom Kellett from TK Arts to the school – he has been running circus events for children

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Snow Fun!

The ‘Beast from the East’ at the end of February may have caused disruption across Sussex but for the pupils at Burgess Hill Girls it was an opportunity to get out and have some fun.     Here are just a few photos, please see our Facebook for more.     Unlike a good percentage of Sussex

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Yesterday’s Women inspire Tomorrow’s Women

Last month Burgess Hill Girls Junior School’s Creative Week focused on brave and brilliant women of the second half of the 20th century. Each year group was assigned a decade to explore in order to find out how women have transformed society and now inspire our future. Even the youngest pupils took part. Penguins group,

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