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Michaelmas Term 2014

Watersports Activity Day

The Outdoor Education department took Senior School pupils to West Wittering beach, Chichester for a Watersports Activity Day on Sunday 12th October.

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Hurst Young Engineers build a Dream Machine

When Head of Design Technology, Robin Johnson, invited some of the new Shell (Year 9) pupils last September to form a Young Engineers club, he had to find an engaging project for them to get their teeth into.

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Student James Hadfield selected for Harlequins EPDG

Lower Sixth student, James Hadfield, has been selected for Harlequins EPDG (Elite Player Development Group).

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Jumping with Style (JwS) at Berkshire College Sunday 5th October

Hurst 95cms team qualify for the NSEA Championships.

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Hurst win two out of three classes at the annual Inter-Schools Team Show Jumping Competition

Hurst's annual Inter-Schools Team Show Jumping Competition took place at Hickstead Showground.

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Hurst Cricketers add to their credentials

Over the summer, two Hurst cricketers have made great progress in their cricketing careers.

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hurst hockey starsHurst Hockey stars on the road to England selection

Three Senior School hockey players play in U17 national tournament.

 

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Festival events take place at Hurstpierpoint College

Hurstpierpoint College hosted eight events as part of the Hurst Village Festival which took place from 13th to 27th September.

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Hurst students win medals at Indoor Skiing Championships

Two teams from Hurstpierpoint College took part in the British Independent Schools Ski (BISS) Racing Indoor Championships on Monday 29th September.

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Pupils take on outdoor challenges

Shell (Year 9) pupils at Hurstpierpoint College visited Broadstone Warren as part of their induction to the Senior School.

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Seven sets of twins join Hurst Shell

Hurstpierpoint College had seven sets of twins start the Senior School this year.

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Summer Term 2014

Mountain biking in Tour de France town

Three students from Hurstpierpoint College went on a mountain biking trip to one of the most famous stages of the Tour de France.

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Hurst students tour Singapore, Australia and Malaysia

Students from Hurstpierpoint College went on a Hockey tour to Singapore, Australia and Malaysia where they played against local schools, took part in an International Hockey Festival and visited world famous attractions.

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Rugby season begins well for Hurst

Eight rugby teams from Hurstpierpoint College took part in their first tournaments of the season on Saturday 30th August. All teams won at least one of their matches.

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Sixth Form boarders visit Chichester

Hurst Sixth Form boarders visited Chichester for the day on Sunday 31st August.

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Girls learn to surf in Cornwall

Girls from Hurstpierpoint College learnt to surf as part of a school trip to Cornwall.

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Hurst GCSE 2014Hurst Fifth formers enjoy GCSE success this summer

Despite media nervousness about the impact of changes to GCSEs upon this year’s results, Hurstpierpoint College pupils look set to maintain last year’s high standards of achievement.

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Hurst students excel in A Levels this summer

Despite recent gloomy warnings in the media about downward trends expected in A Level results this summer, Hurstpierpoint College students have once again enjoyed considerable success achieving the best A Level results in the School’s history.

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Hurst sponsors National Show Jumping Championships

The annual Hurstpierpoint College National Schools and Pony Club Jumping Championships took place on Thursday 7th August at Hickstead Showground.

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Hurst IB 2014Hurst 1B students achieve excellent results

The second cohort of Hurst students following the International Baccalaureate Programme were awarded excellent results this summer, with the average score per student rising from last year’s impressive 36.5 to 37 points in 2014. 

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Hurst celebrates first year of pioneering sports welfare

Hurstpierpoint College has completed its first year of a pioneering Player Welfare Programme to treat and support young athletes with sports injuries on the College campus.

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This year’s Leavers’ Ball at Hurstpierpoint College took place on Saturday 28th June and was themed as The Great Gatsby.

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The whole of the Senior School from Hurstpierpoint College spent a day in the local community instead of in lessons, to help charities and schools across Sussex.

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Students from Hurstpierpoint College recently went on an Outdoor Education trip to Cornwall to learn to surf.

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1st XI win Woodard Cricket Festival

The Hurst 1st XI rounded off yet another strong season winning the Woodard Schools Festival, hosted this year at Hurstpierpoint. 

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U15s win Sussex T20

The Hurst U15 team brought a successful season to a close with a good win over Ardingly College in the final of the Blackshaw Bowl.

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Upper Sixth students at Hurstpierpoint College prepared and performed High School Musical in less than a week.

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Students graduating from Hurstpierpoint College were given a final farewell on Saturday 21st June at the Hurst Leavers’ Chapel Service and Prize Day. The day also involved Senior School Sports Day and an outdoor concert, Hurst ‘n’ Brie. Britain’s Got Talent winner Richard Hadfield attended the day.

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Students at Hurstpierpoint College put on a fashion show on Thursday 19th June to show off garments created from recycled materials.

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Hurstpierpoint College opened its doors to the public for its first ‘All British’ Flower Festival, held in the College Chapel on Saturday 14th June.

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Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Richard Hadfield, returned to his former school on Monday 2nd June. He gave an inspirational talk to Hurst pupils about the importance of having ambition and working hard to achieve their dreams.

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Over 200 former students, staff, parents and governors attended a Reunion Day at Hurstpierpoint College on Saturday 24th May.

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Hurst dancers perform contemporary dance in the College cloisters

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Hurst WW1 FallenYear 9 students from Hurstpierpoint College spent a day on the battlefields of the Somme in France, to commemorate Hurst students who fought in the First World War.

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The 2014 Art and Photography Final Show offered a feast of GCSE, AS, A2 and IB creative works for visitors to enjoy.

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The Music School at Hurst is always alive with fresh talent and ideas, most recently delivering a jazz concert with a difference.

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CricketHurst cricketers Tom Haines and George Garton hope to continue their excellent start to the summer after featuring for Sussex County Cricket Club.

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Hurst pupils lost on the battlefields of WWI have had their memories recalled in a moving account of literary works presented by the College’s Archivist, Martin Williams.

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Hurst’s cricket teams have made a promising start to the season as they aim to exceed the cup success of twelve months ago.

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The Hurst production of Steven Berkoff’s Greek delivered one of the most energy-fizzing pieces of physical theatre ever to feature in the drama studio.

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Omni, the Hurst Young Enterprise company for 2014, has wowed the judges at the county final and been chosen to represent Sussex in the South East final of the competition.

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Diane Samuels’ deeply moving WW2 play, Kindertransport, has established itself as a modern classic and for some members of the UVI their performance of this harrowing and fascinating story was their last opportunity to tread the boards at the College.

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Hurst has officially opened the doors to its new library designed to improve 21st century research skills.

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The Hurst Young Enterprise team, Omni, has been awarded with nine awards at the Mid Sussex final, including overall Best Company.

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75 Year 10 Geographers left behind the unusually clement conditions of Great Britain during Easter bound for a place known for its extremes in every sense, Iceland.

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The moment that designers unveil their products for consumer testing is always loaded with excitement, not least when the clients are Year One pupils at Hurst.

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Henry VIII was the focus of a compelling presentation at Hurst this week by historian, Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, of the New College of Humanities in London.

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Fourteen trainee teachers have attended Hurst College as part of a West Sussex response to Michael Gove’s wish for schools to be more involved in supporting those entering the profession.

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Hurst has supported the Brighton Marathon for a fifth year by providing VIP transport and handing out thousands of energy drinks at one of the most difficult parts of the course.

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Lent Term

 

The end of a hugely successful Lent term for creative arts was marked by a true College treasure, the annual Concerto Concert.

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All eleven Senior School Houses eagerly awaited the results of this year's House Film Award at the end of the Lent Term, with Best Film ultimately going to Shield house for Almost Dreaming.

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Hurst Alumni, School Governors and staff gathered for a drinks reception and tour at the Palace of Westminster with former Hurst pupil, Admiral The Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL.

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Ensemble performance is thriving at Hurst after pupils delivered a wonderful night of live music in front of an audience of friends, family and teachers.

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The long awaited Sussex Cup final for the girls’ U19s ended in triumph for Hurst as they scored a goal in each half to defeat Burgess Hill School for Girls.

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Girls in the U19 netball team are celebrating after a 7th place finish in the National Schools finals played in Merseyside.

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It has been some years since Hurst put on a musical by Boublil and Schönberg  (namely Les Misérables in 2007) but Miss Saigon (school edition) has certainly been worth the wait.

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Hurst welcomed over 200 pupils and adults to its first ever TEDx event in which renowned speakers shared some inspirational ideas shaping our world.

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Hurst’s Art and Photography School welcomed students and their families to its Lent term Scholars’ Show where a great number of vibrant, interesting coursework projects were on display.

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When Hurst Upper Sixth former Alex Hill chose to create a cover version of David Bowie's Space Oddity for his A2 Music Technology project, he could not in his wildest dreams have imagined that he would have the chance to lay down the rhythm track with internationally renowned bass guitarist, Herbie Flowers.

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House Masters and Mistresses went head to head against a team of pupils for a special charity version of the Top House general knowledge quiz.

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Eight Junior and Senior School classicists returned triumphant from the annual Greek and Latin reading competition at Roedean.

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U14A netballers from Hurst will long remember the heart-stopping moment in overtime as the ball dropped through the hoop to win the Sussex Knock-Out Cup final against Brighton College.  

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Ella Bacon, Ione Searle and Chloe Sweetland have become the first all-girl team to win the WorldWise Geographical Association Quiz.

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Hurstpierpoint College is hosting its first whole-day TEDx event on Friday 7th March 2014. Entitled ‘Putting the F into Future’, 18 speakers will address important issues which affect all young people, especially girls.

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Hurst Show Jumpers continued their successful year by winning team and individual rosettes at Merrist Wood in Surrey.

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Hurst’s spectacular year of netball continued when the U18 side lifted the SISNA title on the College’s new courts.

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14 Hurst students and their teachers travelled to the sunnier climes of Nice for the return visit of their French exchange during half term.

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The Solo Music Competition closed with its winners performing a special concert to celebrate the musical quality throughout the Prep and Senior Schools.

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The Hurst Senior cricketers couldn't wait to leave the rain and wind of Sussex behind them as they prepared to leave for their cricket tour to South Africa just before the half term break.

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"Are you happy? I know I’m not. Let me be your slave." Not a line you hear every day but one intended to summarise the artistic dilemma at the heart of Horatio Gould’s The Grass is Greener.

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Six pupils in the Senior School have performed Debbie Isitt’s surreal play, Matilda Liar!

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Hurst boys in the 1st XI Hockey side are celebrating having booked a place in the Sussex Cup Final.

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Andreas Boyde, a concert pianist born in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), has given a talk at the College explaining the practical and emotional throes of life before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Music scholars in the Senior School have showcased their talent in an intimate concert, performing a selection of compositions from across the centuries.

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A small cast and crew of Senior School pupils have brought Snippets back to the stage of the College’s Bury Theatre.

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Hurst’s U19 Netball side are Champions of the South after competing at the National Schools regional competition in Southampton.

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Pupils from Hurst and Great Ballard School joined for a Physical Theatre workshop at the College.

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Senior Show Jumpers have received prize rosettes in a NSEA Regional event at the Royal Leisure Equestrian Centre in Henfield.

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Hurst is celebrating after its U14 Hockey side qualified for the regional stage of the National Schools Competition.

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Senior School musicians gave their support to the Help for Heroes charity this week by playing a fundraising concert organised by one of their fellow pupils.

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Strong argument, fair rebuttal and stylish delivery are all characteristics of a champion debater, so when Hurst entered a team to the Oxford Union Society competition, students had to be prepared for the challenge.

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Six Shell pupils attended the Southern Schools Book Awards presentation to discover that Kevin Brook’s Bunker Diary had been voted best page-turner of 2013.

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Five tries for the U15A Rugby team were enough to keep dreams of lifting the NatWest Vase alive as they defeated Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School in Round Six.

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The 1st XI boys’ Hockey side has progressed through round one of the National Schools competition after a 3-1 home win against Tonbridge.

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It’s been a long time since pupils at Hurst performed pantomime but this week the cheers and jeers were back for a student-directed production of Sleeping Beauty.

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Hurst’s U16A hockey side has qualified for the county final and the regional round of the National Schools tournament after a dramatic penalty flicks victory.

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Michaelmas Term 2013

 

Hurst skiers have repeated their success of twelve months ago at the Independent School Ski and Snowboard Championships in Les Deux Alpes.

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The annual Senior School Winter Concert never fails to capture the traditional feeling of Christmas, its magic and happiness. Filled to capacity, the Music School was last night the place to be for high quality ensemble and orchestral music.

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Pick ‘N’ Mix, this year’s Dance Showcase at Hurst, was simply dazzling and totally immersed the audience into the Christmas spirit.

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The U15A Rugby team powered through their fifth round Natwest Schools Vase match at Imberhorne in a highly competitive mid-week encounter.

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A party has been held to mark the 20th anniversary of girls entering the Prep School at Hurst.

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The Boar’s Head procession always creates a certain amount of interest amongst Hurst’s community with those new to the College particularly keen to see this rather unusual calendar event.

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Omni, the Hurst Young Enterprise company for 2013-14, has collected an award at the annual Trade Fair competition held at the Marketplace Shopping Centre in Burgess Hill.

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Student artists and photographers attracted a large number of visitors to their exhibition of books, prints, paintings and films this week at the annual “Work in Progress” show.

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Senior School and Sixth form actors uncovered an underworld of deceit and criminality when they performed William Shakespeare’s ‘problem-play’, Measure for Measure.

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Between 1939 and 1945 more than a third of Bomber Command air crew never returned safely to British soil so when a trio of veterans visited Hurst to share their stories it was a remarkable occasion.

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Pupils throughout the College have been raising money for those suffering in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan which struck the Philippines last month.

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Girls in the 1st XI Hockey team enter the play-offs for the National Schools final after mixed results at the regionals.

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Hurst violinist Ayla Sahin became a double champion last week at the Mid Sussex Music Competition in Burgess Hill.

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Martlet and Pelican girls are celebrating victory after a frenzied afternoon of Junior and Senior water polo at Hurst.

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Fathers and friends of Hurst have raised thousands of pounds for a deserving cause by playing “the beautiful game”.

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The College’s U19 and U14 Netball sides produced sharp, disciplined performances at Roedean last weekend to qualify for the next round of the National Schools competition.

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Boys in Chevron have continued their strong Top House record by defeating Fleur De Lys in the first of this year's quiz finals.

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The 1st XI girls’ Hockey team are yet to concede a single goal in this year’s National Schools Competition after qualifying for the regional finals yesterday.

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Senior School musicians created a powerful stage presence when they entertained their audience in the Music School.

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In the days following the death of celebrated British composer, Sir John Tavener, the Hurst community remembers him for his part in one of the most special moments in its history.

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Polly Teale’s Mine, directed by Upper Sixth former Elsa Noad, presented a stimulating and thought provoking view of parenthood through a small cast of Senior School and Sixth form pupils.

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With the world’s greatest rugby sides travelling to Europe ahead of the Autumn Internationals, Hurst’s 1st XV and U16A sides were also overseas for an eight day tour of southwest France.

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The improvised production of Fenced Off before the end of half term was a roaring success.

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College pupils proved themselves to be amongst the best young show jumpers in the UK after competing at the Regional NSEA Championships in Addington during half term.

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The Black Room, written and directed by Andrew Smith, was a fantastic romantic comedy with a twist.

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Girls in Shield House raised the roof of the College Chapel when they won first place in this year’s House Shout singing competition.

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The Girls' Hockey 1st XI continue their reign as Sussex Schools champions after securing their place in the South Regional Round of the National Schools competition.

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It was the year Tony Wilding won Wimbledon, John Henry Taylor lifted the British Open Golf Championship and Sunderland AFC reigned as English league champions but, at Hurst, 1913 was the year that 11 men faced 11 boys in an unprecedented football match between Masters and Students.

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Hockey players Ben Cooke, Rob Cope, Sam George and Courtney Hansford have been selected for an England Hockey High Performance academy trial during the October half term.

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DorsetUpper Sixth Form geographers were treated to some of England’s most beautiful sights when they travelled to the Jurassic coastline in Dorset.

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Fifth formFifth form Music scholars performed to an audience last night as part of their GCSE coursework.

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Show JumpingHurst show jumpers have qualified for the National Schools Equestrian Championships after an outstanding display at Merrist Wood in Surrey.

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Black ComedyBlack Comedy, directed by UVI student Milly Hayward, was a prime example of Hurst drama at its finest.

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Hastings Art Trip21 Fifth form pupils visited Hastings and the Jerwood Gallery to discover different ways of approaching their new coursework topic of Barriers.

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Cake at the College120 visitors arrived at Hurst full of anticipation for the annual Cake at the College music event.

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HicksteadCollege show jumpers have collected prize rosettes on an exciting day of competiton at Hickstead.

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Ice BreakerNew Upper Sixth students in St John’s house entered the world of Hollywood for a fancy dress ice-breaker disco.

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England Cricket CampFive Hurst cricketers have attended an England assessment camp in Loughborough.

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Conservation CompetitionThe Woodland Trust has collected a £1,000 cheque following a conservation competition at Hurst, sponsored by Sweeptech Environmental Services.

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SoireeA group of Hurst’s dedicated musicians performed a varied jazz repertoire at Lamb House in Hurstpierpoint Village, as part of the Hurst Festival programme.

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Rebecca StevensThe inspirational Rebecca Stephens MBE has spoken at the College about her mountaineering adventures as part of the Hurst Festival.

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Shell Activity DayJust days into their new lives at the Hurst Senior School, Shell pupils have been getting to know each other on an activity day at Broadstone Warren.

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Harry NoadFormer Hurst pupil, Harry Noad, has returned to the College to unveil his very first book, entitled 'Herding Does Not Make You Happy'.

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netballTwelve of the College’s Senior School netballers have been selected for this year’s Sussex academies after attending trials in Chichester.

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PhoenixA fresh term at Hurst brings the arrival of a new girls’ day house under the banner of Phoenix.

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Summer Term 2013

GCSE ResultsThe GCSE results at Hurst this year are set to be the best ever, with the usual batch of re-marks and other queries with exam boards yet to be resolved.

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Results Day 2013Sixth form leavers from Hurstpierpoint College have opened the door to excellent opportunities across a broad range of degree subjects and career paths, after discovering their A level results today.

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MilawiPeering through the aeroplane windows on their descent over south-east Africa, a group of ten Hurst pupils readied themselves to build brighter futures for some of Malawi’s most vulnerable children.

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HicksteadShow jumpers from across the UK arrived at the Hurstpierpoint College National Schools and Pony Club competition hoping to collect silverware on the famous grounds of Hickstead.

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IB Results 2013Hurst’s pioneering group of International Baccalaureate students celebrated their provisional results in July.

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CCF CampThe Hurst Combined Cadet Force (CCF) proved their mettle during an intensive activity, skill development and competition week at the annual camp at Nesscliffe in Shrewsbury.

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VeniceLVI Art and Photography students have coursed the waterways of Venice on a tour of some of the world’s most inspirational Contemporary Art.

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Charity DayHurst Sixth formers perform together for the last time in the Leavers' Play.

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Charity DayHurst Senior School pupils have been supporting local charities and community organisations across Sussex by helping with everything from beach clearing to painting.

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Shell Fashion Show]The Shell wowed an audience with their creative designs at the annual Recycled Fashion Show.

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Conservation CompetitionPupils’ compete to land charity pledge The Woodland Trust is to receive a £1,000 donation following a competition at Hurstpierpoint College sponsored by Sweeptech Environmental Services LLP.

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CricketFour runs were enough for Hurst to be crowned champions of the Langdale T20 Cup in an exciting final against Brighton College.

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PinterThe power of Harold Pinter’s work is in the detail; the pause, the minute actions and the intricate, thought-provoking themes. Presenting some of Pinter’s sketches, the Lower Sixth Drama Scholars delivered the perfect taster of one of Britain’s foremost playwrights.

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CricketThe U14A cricketers will play for The Lord’s Taverners Cup after sealing victory over Brighton College in the last over of the semi-final.

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ShowjumpingPrep and Senior School showjumpers have qualified for the National Schools Equestrian Association’s (NSEA) Championships.

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AthelticsHurst athletes continued a run of great results by achieving PBs, medals and a place at the nationals during the Sussex Schools Track and Field Championships at K2 in Crawley.

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CricketThe 1st XI and U14A cricket sides continued their progress in the cups on a dramatic afternoon of play at Hurst.

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Top HouseFleur de Lys retained the Junior Top House general knowledge championship after outscoring Chevron in the final by 440 points to 260.

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AthleticsFour Hurst pupils will represent Sussex Schools in athletics after qualification from the county Combined Events Championships during half-term.

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CricketThree Hurst cricket sides remain in the hunt for Sussex Cup silverware after a strong start to the 2013 season.

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Charleston FestivalHurst students admired the humour and honesty of renowned writer and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg as he described the real-life stories behind his latest novel, Grace and Mary, to an audience of 350 at the Charleston Festival.

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Art Final ShowGCSE and Sixth form students displayed outstanding final pieces of work in the last of this year’s popular exhibitions.

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Shell ShakespeareEvery year, the entire Shell (Year 9) work together in their six class groups on an abridged version of one of Shakespeare’s plays, culminating in a 3 day workshop and rehearsal period before the 6 plays are performed in one evening in the College’s Inner Quad to an audience of parents, fellow pupils and staff.

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ConfirmationTwenty members of the College community were confirmed at our Pentecost Service by Bishop Mark of Horsham.

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HockeyCourtney Hansford (Vth form) has made her debut for England’s U16 Hockey team just days after twins Georgia and Amelia Frett (UVI) collected a national indoor trophy for their local side.

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Young EnterpriseEnigma, this year’s Young Enterprise company from Hurstpierpoint College, has won the Best Company award at the Mid Sussex competition.

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DT ExhibitionsAfter months of research, planning and manufacturing, the Design and Technology students hosted two open exhibitions to showcase their final coursework products.

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AthleticsSeven teams travelled to Hurst for the annual Girls’ Athletics Competition; one of the first big outdoor meetings on the school track and field calendar.

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A Level RecitalSixth form musicians have become the first to perform inside the Hurstpierpoint village Holy Trinity Church just days after the completion of its stylish refurbishment.

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Dt ChairsChairs built by Sixth form Design and Technology students have been put to the test by a class of “clients” from the Pre-Prep.

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Aviation DayStudents from the Hurst Combined Cadet Force (CCF) experienced a day like no other when taken on a flight in a Lynx helicopter at the Army Aviation Centre in Hampshire.

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Brighton Marathon 2013Over 9000 people representing 391 charities ran the fourth Brighton Marathon on Sunday with Hurst pupils and staff running and supporting from start to finish.

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Lent Term 2013


IcelandSenior School Year 10 Geographers have returned from a trip of a lifetime to Iceland having explored stunning natural environments that rival anywhere on the planet.

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DofE 2013Seven groups of Year 10 pupils have trekked across almost 60 kilometres of the South Downs as part of their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.

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House Film Competition 2013All ten Senior School Houses eagerly awaited the results of this year's House Film Award at the end of the Lent Term, with Best Film ultimately going to Red Cross for their spoof, Most Flaunted.

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RugbyThe Hurstpierpoint College rugby U15s overcame swirling winds and a well-drilled Bishop Luffa side to win the County Cup final by 36 points to 15.

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HockeyHurst's1st XI hockey girls collected their second county title of the season after an 8-0 win over Burgess Hill School in the final of the Sussex Cup.

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RugbyHurst's U16A rugby team lifted the Sussex Cup last night with a 28 -15 win over Eastbourne College.

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Concerto ConcertFour of the College’s premier instrumentalists soaked up applause for perhaps the last time in the Hurst Music School after performing with an orchestra in the annual Concerto Concert.

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HockeyHurst’s U15A boys are champions of the Sussex Hockey Association Cup after a 3-1 win over Eastbourne College on penalty flicks.

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NetballSeven school netball sides from across West Sussex visited Hurst for an U15 tournament with special guest and England player, Lindsay Keable.

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HockeyThe 1st XI girls' hockey team have moved into the Sussex county cup final after a 2-1 victory over Eastbourne College.

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NetballHurst's U13A, U14A and 1st VII netball teams have won the Sussex Knock Out Cup, making 2013 the College's most successful year in the tournament.

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Art Scholars ShowSenior School Art Scholars have welcomed visitors to their annual exhibition inside the College’s studios, sharing the ideas and processes behind their creative works.

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ClassicsA group of girls and boys returned from this year's Classics Reading Competition having achieved seven individual wins across all three of the competition's categories.

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SISNAThe Hurst U14A netball side collected their second tournament victory of the season at Roedean after defeating Brighton College 8-5 in the final of SISNA 2013.

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Sunset MarplesSunset Boulevard's themes of Hollywood hype, lost celebrity and the media circus that surrounds those living in the spotlight are just as relevant today as they were when the original Billy Wilder film appeared in 1950 and Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s 1990s stage musical version first opened.

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RugbyThe U16A rugby team will play in the final of the county cup following a hard fought victory over Seaford College by 17 points to 13.

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CricketHurst batsman and wicket keeper Bradley Gayler (UVI) is the latest College player to be chosen for a county academy and tour of South Africa after continuing his development at Surrey.

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NetballHurstpierpoint College has four netball sides into the final of the Sussex Knock-Out Cup for the first time in its history.

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In a musical age dominated by digital effects it’s comforting to know that even with the amps switched off live performance goes on, as proved by last night’s concert, Hurst Unplugged.

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RugbyThe Hurst rugby sevens continued their excellent start to 2013 when they reached a second cup final in three weeks.

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MusicVisitors to the Music School’s concerts are always spoilt with a diversity of styles and genres but the annual Winners’ Concert is perhaps the most wide-ranging of them all.

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CricketTwo Hurstpierpoint College cricketers are preparing for some of the most important matches of their lives in hope of launching careers in the sport.

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Cancer ResearchEleven Senior School boys have raised almost £1,500 for Cancer Research UK after completing a sponsored head shave.

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NetballHurstpierpoint College’s 1st VII netball team has qualified for the Sussex Knock Out Cup final after a 48-30 win over BHASVIC.

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iPad ConferenceHurstpierpoint College Prep School pupils showcased the school’s ‘Digital Pencil Case’ initiative in London last week to hundreds of educational and technology delegates from across the world.

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The Hurst rugby sevens team are champions of the Shiplake festival after a 29-12 win over Radley College in the final.

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Shakespeare AbridgedThe Complete Works of Shakespeare in 90 minutes is a tall order (for cast and audience alike) but the Hurst production of this witty and fast-moving gallop through the work of the Bard proved a highly entertaining evening.

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HockeyThe 1st XI boys’ hockey team have secured a county semi-final in the National Schools tournament against Eastbourne College.

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Cancer ResearchCancer will be defeated by taking steps together, which is why 11 Senior School boys from Hurst are preparing for a sponsored head shave in aid of Cancer Research UK.

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U14A HockeyTwo boys’ hockey sides from Hurstpierpoint College have qualified for the regional stage of the National Schools competition.

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Schools' ChallengeBenjy Mason (UVI), Lizzie freeman (UVI), Ella Bacon (Remove) and Emma Williams (Remove) become the first Hurst team to reach a regional Schools' Challenge final after defeating Roedean 520 - 470.

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Run for your wifeFibs, porkies and little white lies can sometimes be relatively harmless, that is unless you're involved in the sort of farce performed by a cast of eight Senior School pupils in Ray Cooney's, Run For Your Wife.

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Michaelmas Term 2012

Skiing ChampionshipsHurstpierpoint College skiers collected victories at the 2012 Independent School Ski and Snowboard Championships at Les Deux Alpes in December.

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Chestnut Tree HouseHurstpierpoint College has raised over fourteen thousand pounds for the charity Chestnut Tree House hospice in 2012.

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Winter ConcertSenior School musicians produced an evening of pure quality in the annual Winter Concert held at the College just before the Christmas break.

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Dance ShowcaseInspired by artists, choreographers, composers and events related to Great Britain, the 2012 Dance Showcase delivered a programme of energy and creativity inside the College's Bury Theatre.

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Brass BandLate night shoppers in Hurstpierpoint village were treated to carol singers and a brass band last week from the Hurst Senior and Prep School Music Departments.

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Art and Photography ShowSenior School and Sixth form Art and Photography students exhibited their work in progress last night for parents and fellow pupils at the College.

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The Spanish TragedyHurst has a long tradition of staging Shakespeare plays; indeed the only departure from this prior to this year was in 2004 when the Shakespeare Society took on Marlowe’s Dr Faustus.  For 2012, Director of Drama, Nicholas Beeby, decided to take another break from Shakespeare with Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy.

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CricketSix Hurstpierpoint College cricketers have packed their suitcases for a warmer climate in preparation for the Sussex County Cricket Club Academy tour of South Africa.

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Hockey Courtney Hansford (Vth form) and Harvey Waller (Lower Sixth) await their first junior England hockey caps after a group of Hurst players were invited to a national assessment camp.

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Top HouseBuzzers were at the ready for the Hurstpierpoint College general knowledge quiz final this week; an ideal preparation for future University Challenge stars.

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RugbyThe first XV rugby team progressed into the sixth round of the Daily Mail Cup yesterday after winning at Ipswich’s St Joseph’s College 50 points to 10.

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National Schools HockeyHurstpierpoint College’s Girls’ 1st XI is one of the four best hockey sides in the South East after qualifying from their regional Pool in the National Schools competition.

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Blood BrothersA cast of pupils from all five Senior School year groups has performed Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers in a fresh and superbly crafted production at the College.

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MetamorphosisThe Senior School Art and Dance departments have showcased a collaborated response to Titian’s depiction of Diana and Actaeon, from Ovid’s famous poem Metamorphoses.

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National SchoolsThe Hurstpierpoint College under 14 netball team has qualified for the regional stage of the National Schools competition.

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Jazz and Rock ConcertBands and soloists raised the Music School's roof this week when amps and microphones were switched on for the Jazz and Rock concert.

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The ApartmentA young cast from the Senior School has performed a story of lust, love and marital infidelity in Billy Wilder’s The Apartment.

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Remove RecitalGCSE Music pupils in the Fifth form and Remove have performed assessed pieces of work in two concerts at the College.

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IB ConferenceHurstpierpoint College has held an IB Conference for its entire Vth form (Year 11) with the pre-eminent speaker Dr Peter Vardy; emphasising the freedom of education beyond the GCSE.

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Hockey Five in Futures CupThree Hurst players have been selected for the national assessment camp after a strong Senior School cohort played in the England Hockey Board Futures Cup (EHBFC).

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Service of RemembranceHurstpierpoint College held a special Chapel service to mark the remembrance of every former pupil and member of staff lost during and since the great wars. 

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Rugby 1st XVA much changed 1st XV rugby side battled to a 33-17 point victory at Worth yesterday to enter the Daily Mail Cup Fifth Round.

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French Exchange 2012Hurst has welcomed 26 pupils from College Saint-Joseph in Lyon for two weeks, continuing an established and successful foreign exchange programme for the Remove year group.

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Spanish Tragedy11 Spanish students from the Lower Sixth and Fifth form took part in an exchange trip to Valencia over the half-term holiday.

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Hurst’s Combined Cadet Force proved it is “a smart, successful and enthusiastic team” after its Biennial Inspection by a serving RAF Officer. Five tries were enough to send Hurst’s U15A side sailing into the fifth round of the Daily Mail Cup today after a 29-0 victory over Eastbourne. 

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ccf inspectionHurst’s Combined Cadet Force proved it is “a smart, successful and enthusiastic team” after its Biennial Inspection by a serving RAF Officer.  

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House ShoutPelican House were named winners of the 2012 House Shout competition in the Chapel last night after a two hour whirlwind of musical entertainment.

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Hockey Five in Futures CupFive Senior School hockey players have been selected to play in the England Hockey Board Futures Cup (EHBFC).

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Hockey ChampionsHurstpierpoint College have progressed to the regional stage of the under 18 Girls’ National Schools Hockey Competition.

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Daily Mail CupHurst’s 1st XV have progressed into the third round of the Daily Mail RBS Cup with a 48-7 home victory over Collyer's.

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The 39 StepsSenior School students have delivered the popular stage version of John Buchan’s The 39 Steps, showing why it’s a work that continues to enthral generation after generation.

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Hockey Girls 1st XIHurst’s 1st XI Hockey team safely progressed to Round 2 of the Under 19 Knock-Out Cup yesterday with a 6-1 win over Lancing College.

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Hurst’s 1st team footballers have progressed to the final 32 in the National Independent Schools Football Association Cup with a 3-2 win at The Harrodian School.The Hurstpierpoint College Team Show Jumping Competition at Hickstead has, for the fifth year running, offered a glimpse at the emerging equestrian talent from across Sussex and Surrey.

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FootballHurst’s 1st team footballers have progressed to the final 32 in the National Independent Schools Football Association Cup with a 3-2 win at The Harrodian School.

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Hurst FestivalThe Music Department has once again contributed to the Hurst Festival with soloists, ensembles and the jazz band entertaining audiences in two special performances.

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Absent FriendsStudents from Hurst's Sixth Form have stamped their mark on Sir Alan Ayckbourn's play Absent Friends ahead of performances at both the College and Hurst Festival.

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Chapel Music WorkshopWhen the Chapel welcomed a contemporary worship group to a Senior School Eucharist this term, pupils and staff came together to bring music and joy to all.

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Summer Term 2012

 

Barbados 2012The Senior Girls' Netball players extended their training across the pond this summer with a testing return to action in Barbados. 

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GCSE Results27 Hurst pupils from Sussex have gained 10 or more A* to A grades in this year's GCSE results.

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A Level ResultsHurst students today celebrated some outstanding A level results and confirmed their places at the country’s most prestigious universities.

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Good Schools GuideThere are many guides for parents seeking objective information about schools for their child but many consider the Good Schools Guide to be by far the most authoritative.

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KenyaEighteen Hurst students have worked alongside conservation charities, supported local schools and grasped the opportunity to undertake a short safari in the Kenyan savannahs.

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Future Olympic hopeful Millie Singleton has won the Senior individual class of the Hurstpierpoint College National Schools and Pony Club Championships at Hickstead.

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WalsinghamHurstpierpoint College Chamber Choir has returned to Walsingham in Norfolk to take up the post as choir in residence for this year’s National Pilgrimage.

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Music and Drama 2012A group of Hurst’s Actors and Musicians have travelled to Boston and New York to see, hear and take part in a host of activities and performances.

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Art Photography FlorenceHurst’s LVI Art and Photography students have visited Florence on a four day academic trip fuelled by a passion for the Renaissance era and historical architecture.

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AthleticsThree Hurst girls have competed at the English Schools' Championships in Gateshead after topping the local leader boards.

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Chemistry Trip SussexSixth form Chemistry students from Hurst have visited the teaching laboratories at the University of Sussex for a day of scientific matter.

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Maths CampHurst has delivered a two day Maths Camp for both current and newly joining students who intend to study the subject at AS, A Level and IB.

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Hurst Community Action DayHurst pupils out and about, giving their time to lend a helping hand

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Hurst's Shell has showcased their range of outfits made entirely from recycled items at the 2012 Shell Fashion ShowHurst's Shell has showcased their range of outfits made entirely from recycled items at the 2012 Shell Fashion Show.

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Hurst 'n' BrieWhen a rock concert meets soft cheese and biscuits it can only mean one thing, the end of year music extravaganza, Hurst 'n' Brie.

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iPad SuccessWhen Apple’s iPad fell from the innovation tree Hurst’s Year 7 pupils were ready to catch and build it into their “Digital Pencil Case” for the classroom.

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DofE Remove TrainingPupils from Remove have stepped closer to achieving the Duke of Edinburgh's Silver Award by completing a training walk across the South Downs.

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Sussex Schools ChampionshipsHurst’s athletes have collected five gold medals in the Sussex Schools Championships held at K2 in Crawley.

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cricket cup successHurst’s 1st XI cricketers have reached the next round of the Langdale Trophy by defeating Brighton College with one ball to spare.

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junior top houseGirls from Fleur de Lys House have collected the Junior Top House Cup with an unquestionable 100 point victory.

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Hurst’s entire Shell (Yr 9) have proven that they “Fear not of Greatness” in this year’s Shakespeare Festival.Hurst’s Shell (Yr 9) pupils have proved that they “Fear not of greatness” in this year’s Shakespeare Festival.

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Big Dance 2012Hurst has taken part in an international attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest multi-venue simultaneous dance routine.

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Cricket U14 Cup WinHurst’s U14 Cricketers progress to the next round of the Lord’s Taverners competition by clinching a home victory over Hove Park.

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AthleticsGirls and boys from across the Senior school have collected an array of medals in the Sussex County AA Championships at K2 in Crawley.

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Young Enterprise 2012

Hurst's Young Enterprise company, Iroko, collect eight awards at the Mid Sussex competition.

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Vocal Recital 2012Singers from across the Senior School have performed with both confidence and class in the 2012 Summer Term Vocal Recital.

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dofe 2012Six groups of boys and girls from Hurst’s Senior School have successfully finished an expedition which is one of the final and most challenging tasks they have to undertake, before they can be awarded the coveted Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award.

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Dance Showcase 2012The Hurst Annual Dance Showcase is going from strength to strength with thoroughly entertaining performances from pupils across all three schools.

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Marathon2012The College has made its contribution to the Brighton Marathon for a the third year running by providing minibuses, music and an all-important water station, placed again this year where the runners needed it the most – ‘The Wall’.

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Lent Term 2012

ski trip 2012Hurst's skiers and snowboarders have taken to the powder over the Easter holidays on a six day trip to Espace Killy in the French Alps.

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Easter Academic TripsHurst has taken a total of 121 pupils from across the Senior School on academic trips this Easter with visits to France, Iceland, Italy and the Republic of Ireland.

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dofe 2012Six groups of boys and girls from Hurst’s Senior School have successfully finished an expedition which is one of the final and most challenging tasks they have to undertake, before they can be awarded the coveted Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award.

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cup_winnersHurstpierpoint College has swept the floor to become County Hockey Champions across four different age groups, in the boys’ Sussex Cup competitions. 

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Lent_ConcertFour of Hurst’s Upper Sixth formers performed for the final time at a major school recital, appearing in the Lent Term Concerto Concert; an event that will justifiably, live long in the memory.

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climbing_compClimbers from Hurst have grabbed 3rd place overall in the Independent School Climbing Competition, with Harry Hazeldean of Remove winning every event in the Junior class.

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u15_netballLayla Guscoth of England’s Netball team has helped host a day of competition at Hurst with Under 15 Girls from across the area.

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physics_competitionA Physics team from Hurst's Upper Sixth have soldiered to victory in a modernised version of a timeless classic, the egg and spoon race.

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hurst_unplugged Singer songwriters and instrumentalists have taken centre stage in the annual Hurst Unplugged event, delivering electric performances.

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Classics CompetitionVeni, vidi, vici …Hurst takes part in the Annual Classics Reading Competition.

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Anything Goes

Anything Goes - All aboard! Hurst’s Bury Theatre has taken to the open sea to host Cole Porter's classic Broadway hit.

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