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Double dance success in Year 13
Wed 17th February

Double dance success in Year 13

We were delighted to hear news of two of our A Level Dance pupils winning places at prestigious Dance Schools. Lucinda Lant – London Studio Centre We speak to Lucinda Lant in Year 13 who was recently awarded a place on the degree course at London Studio Centre, where she will be studying their Musical...

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A Shakespearean storytelling to remember
Wed 17th February

A Shakespearean storytelling to remember

On Thursday 28th January, Junior School pupils enjoyed a live online Shakespearean storytelling with the Globe Theatre. Hundreds of GDST girls came together from across the country for a thrilling live interactive performance of The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare. The event, part of a collaboration between the Girls’ Day School Trust and Shakespeare’s Globe...

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NHSG reaches semi-finals of coveted Chrystall Prize
Wed 17th February

NHSG reaches semi-finals of coveted Chrystall Prize

The GDST Chrystall Prize is named in memory of Chrystall Carter, long-time Legal adviser to the GDST. It was set up by her husband, Richard, in her memory and to mark her commitment to the girls in the schools she represented, her pleasure in their success and her belief in the power of reasoned argument....

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Doing the Debating double in Senior School
Wed 17th February

Doing the Debating double in Senior School

We are very pleased that one of the activities that has continued unabated during lockdown is Debating. As we found in the summer, it lends itself particularly well to online platforms such as Zoom and Teams and, indeed, all competitions have now been held online since March last year. As is our custom at NHSG,...

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Hockney inspired photography in Year 5
Wed 17th February

Hockney inspired photography in Year 5

Year 5 have been learning about painter David Hockney during their Guided Home Learning Art lessons. Hockney is considered to be one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century but is a particularly relevant subject for current learning given that he has produced a lot of his Art in recent years using...

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NHSG triumph in Top of the Rocks competition
Wed 17th February

NHSG triumph in Top of the Rocks competition

During the final week of January, GDST Junior Schools took part in an exciting Maths competition. The GDST Maths Junior Rock Out 2021 was open to Years 4, 5 and 6 via an online platform. The friendly competition was designed to be engaging while improving the girls’ arithmetic. Schools Minister Nick Gibb said: “You will...

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Early Years take Science out of this world!
Wed 17th February

Early Years take Science out of this world!

Science in the Early Years Foundation Stage is covered in the ‘Understanding the World’ area of the EYFS curriculum. It is introduced indirectly through activities that encourage the girls to explore, problem-solve, observe, predict, think, make decisions and talk about the world around them. On 1st February, all Junior School girls were engaged in Explorer...

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A festive farewell like no other
Thu 17th December

A festive farewell like no other

The NHSG Senior School Carol Service is a treasured event in the school calendar for many of us and we just couldn’t imagine ending the Autumn term without our traditional festive send-off. With this in mind, we set about getting special permission from St. George’s Church to film a carol concert in a safe and...

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NHSG Christmas Appeal
Thu 17th December

NHSG Christmas Appeal

During the last few weeks of term we asked the girls and our community to get into the real spirit of Christmas and think of those who are less fortunate than themselves. With virtually all fundraising events cancelled, this year has been a challenging one for all organisations but particularly for the not-for-profit sector, so...

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