Year 1 visit from Godalming Museum

17th November 2015

  On Tuesday 17th of November, Anne from The Godalming Museum came to visit Year 1. She came to talk to the children about The Titanic. The children were fascinated and loved the practical activities. They typed the Morse code using a Morse code key. They also unpacked suitcases which belonged to different passengers. Year…

Harvest Festival

16th November 2015

Children from Barrow Hills School in Witley celebrated their annual Harvest Festival on Friday 16th November with a special assembly in the school chapel. Pupils brought in a variety of gifts including fresh and non-perishable food items, which were then packed into individual parcels to be distributed to members of the local community.   Following the assembly, the Year…

Year 6 Sir Isaac Newton

12th November 2015

On Thursday the 12th November year 6 were lucky enough to go to King Edward’a School to hear a lecture about Sir Isaac Newton. At break time we all headed onto the bus and started our 5 minute journey to King Edward’s. When we arrived we piled out of the bus and headed to the lecture theater . There was…

Big Bang Science Fair

9th November 2015

Just before half term, Toby, Harry, Eleanor and Matthew went to the Big Bang Science Fair at Pennthorpe School. Toby and Harry took part in a project to discover the best material to prevent astro burns. They came up with a way to mimic children falling on the astro and found a food item that…

Fireworks and Pumpkin Carving

6th November 2015

A very big thank you to all of those who helped to make Friday the 6th November another successful bonfire and fireworks night!  Many helpers and around 400 parents and children attended despite some soggy moments!  Hot dogs, hot chocolate, mulled wine, superb glow in the dark trinkets a were among the great things we…

Author Visit

6th November 2015

Budding writers at Barrow Hills School were in for a treat last Friday 6th November, when author Kendra Smith visited the School to deliver a number of workshops with children in Years 6 to 8. Ms Smith, whose popular novel ‘Jacaranda Wife’ reached the Number One spot on Australia’s ‘best selling Kindle eBooks’ chart, has an established track record…

Lucy receives Royal invitation

5th November 2015

A year five pupil at Barrow Hills School has been invited to join the prestigious Royal Ballet School. 9 year old Lucy has been accepted into the Royal Ballet School Junior Associate Programme, joining fellow Barrow Hills ballerina Molly who started in September 2014. Both girls have been trained at Barrow Hills, where there is an active focus on encouraging children…

Lord Wandsworth Logic Cup

19th October 2015

Four children from Middle Prep went to Lord Wandsworth College to compete in the Logic Cup. It is a challenging and enjoyable day, where children compete in several ​mathematical activities including fast response quizzes, team games and an outdoor trail.​ The children had a great time especially doing the outdoor trail. Out of 19 schools, Barrow Hills came a…

Visiting author for Year 5 and 6

19th October 2015

Year 5 and 6 pupils at Barrow Hills School were treated to a special visit from children’s author Jane Elson this week, who dropped in to give a talk on the inspiration for her books, as part of the 26th Guildford Book Festival celebrations (11-18 October 2015). The Schools programme, which features within the Guildford…

House Poetry

12th October 2015

Last week, Mrs Campbell-John asked me to co-judge Thursday’s House Poetry competition. I knew it was not a rhetorical question. Flattery mixed with the knowledge that the Headmaster was off-site for the day had to be put to one side for the greater good. The principal judge was the charming and eminently qualified Tina Quinn…

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