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Tomorrow's Women Conference

Tomorrow’s Women Conference – Friday 5th July Sixth Formers at Burgess Hill Girls launch a new conference for ambitious teenage girls in Sussex. The Tomorrow’s Women conference runs from 4.30pm – 7pm on Friday 5th July. Speakers include Rebecca Stephens, the first lady to climb Mount Everest, environmentalist Clare Osborn, nutritionist and life coach Hannah

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Prize-Winning Blog in National Paper

You wouldn’t normally expect to find the views of teenagers in the Financial Times, but when a blog by Sofia Comper-Cavanna, Upper Sixth, was judged a prize-winner in a competition run jointly by the world-famous global business paper and the Bank of England, her work was published. Sofia’s entry, ‘Igniting Imaginations’, examined the use of

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Tree Planting 2019

We can’t quite believe that it’s been a whole year since our last Tree Planting Ceremony. Every year our Head Girl plants a tree on the grounds of the school to symbolise her and her fellow students’ time at the school. Cara, the School Officer team and the Upper Sixth are almost finished with their

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New House Names

Students have voted to rename their school houses in honour of inspirational women. Among the shortlist for the new house names, compiled by the students, were Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, American civil rights activist Rosa Parks, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, and Florence Nightingale, a founder of modern nursing. But after putting their votes

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Lower Sixth Networking Dinner

On Tuesday 29th January we held our Lower Sixth Networking Dinner. Huge thank you to Lottie who wrote this summary.   Whilst Sussex was freezing in blizzard conditions, the Lower Sixth were breaking the ice at the Annual Networking Dinner at Mid Sussex Golf Club. During the evening, a number of professionals kindly gave up

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international ice skating win

  Seventeen-year-old Rachel Yu is in a spin after winning the prestigious Asian Junior Figure Skating Challenge 2018/19 in Hong Kong which attracted competitors from all over the world. Rachel, one of our girls, began ice skating at the age of five. ‘I started enjoying watching people skate before I could even fit into the

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Honouring Parliament Week by celebrating the suffragette movement

Our pupils have been spreading the word about the importance of political engagement in winning woman’s suffrage. Sporting a suffagist’s sash, head girl Cara and deputy head girls Sophie and Bridget walked the school corridors to encourage girls to consider the importance of the 1918 act which gave women the right to vote, and the

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Burgess Hill Girls’ voices heard

Burgess Hill Girls’ voices heard as students are recognised for outstanding achievements in speech and drama. Three students from Burgess Hill Girls have been recognised for their achievements in Speech and Drama after receiving prestigious Certificates of Excellence from the New Era Academy. The Academy, which is also a leading examinations board, encourages learners to

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Another year of outstanding A Level Results

A Level Results Day – we are so immensely proud of what the girls have achieved. The girls are celebrating this morning after another excellent set of A Level results. Maintaining an unbroken 100% pass rate, an impressive 57% of all grades were A*/A and well over half the girls gained A*-B grades in three

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Women in Leadership Talk

  The Sixth Form girls were invited to a lecture about women in leadership by the Head of English, Mrs Kruschandl. This discussion is part of her research for a Masters’ degree in Educational Leadership at Nottingham University. This year has seen a rebirth in female politics. During the last decade, feminism was considered an

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