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Highlights from the Michaelmas Term 2011 below

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Michaelmas Term 2011

MikadoThe Mikado at Hurst - a stunning production of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic with performances taking place over three dark December evenings.

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Hurst musiciansHurst College was invited to provide music before the grand unveiling of the Hurstpierpoint Village Christmas lights ...

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netballHurst netballers were out and about at the National Schools qualifying tournament on 26th November ...

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Hunter CupHurst musicians took part in the Midsussex Music Festival competition 2011 ...

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Hurst DMC RugbyThe Hurst 1st XV progressed to 6th round of the U18 Daily Mail Cup competition after an outstanding performance ...

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jazz bandJazz Band give lunchtime concert at local venue

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new astroHurst celebrates the opening by Sir Derek Day, old boy and 1952 Olympic Hockey medallist, of its second Astro turf and multi-use games area with exhibition matches and informal contests involving pupils, parents and staff.

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Hugs at HurstHUGS at Hurst - the College rally around to raise funds to help a local family

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Highlights from the Academic Year 2010-11

 

South Africa HockeySouth Africa Hockey Tour

Forty Seven Hurstpierpoint College Hockey players - both boys and girls aged between 14 and 17 - accompanied by Hurst staff have just returned from a packed round trip to South Africa covering some 15,000 miles in just 19 days...

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Hurst rugby team in IrelandPre-Season Rugby tour

Forty Seven boys from this season’s U15A team and 1st XV squad spent 4 days in a pre-season training camp based at the University of Limerick in Ireland...

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Headmaster presents prizes at HicksteadHurst sponsors Hickstead National Championship

Hurstpierpoint College, one of the country’s leading independent schools, is sponsoring Hickstead’s close of season schools and pony club meeting.

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gcse results dayGCSE Results

We are very pleased that Hurst’s GCSE results this year were very much in line with last year’s results which were themselves ...

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a level resultsA Level Results

We are very pleased that Hurst’s GCSE results this year were very much in line with last year’s results which were themselves ...

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"We are celebrating some really excellent GCSE results today, results that are the best we have ever achieved" commented Hurst's Headmaster, Tim Manly. "Good GCSE's in subjects that are valued by both universities and employers are such an important stepping stone to success ...

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Hurst students are celebrating after learning their A level results. "I am particularly pleased” said Hurst’s Headmaster Tim Manly that - in a year when we are witnessing the most severe competition for University places ever - so many of our students have gained the grades they need to attend their first choice of University".

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Hurst in MalawiDuring the Summer 2011 holidays, a Hurst Expedition returned to Chilingani village in Malawi after the success of last year’s trip.

 

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Hurst cycle tripAn intrepid group of cyclists headed off during the summer break to France to take on some of the infamous stages of the Tour de France

 

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evitaThe School Musical 2011 - Evita

The audience was treated to a truly professional production of as spectacular a piece of musical theatre as they could wish to see as some extraordinarily talented youngsters showed exactly how it should be done ...

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Here are the rushes from the 2011 Show as they came straight off the camera. Not great photographs, they have yet to be tweaked and cropped but they do give a raw sense of what was an astonishing, and very creative, piece of fun ...

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Art Scholars' show a great success ...

 

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It was lessons as normal on 29th April but this didn't mean that the pupils couldn't take time out to watch the Royal Wedding ceremony or to celebrate afterwards.

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Sarah Gorrell of BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey tracks the coming challenges of four Hurst pupils in on-air interviews ...

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Hurst once again showed its true spirit and, under the leadership of Director of Sport Rob Kift and Services Manager Dennis Levy, rallied to the support of Marathon providing 5 buses and drivers for the entire day, manning a lively and colourful water station and providing a musical backdrop that entertained both runners and spectators ...

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Hurst U14 hockey boysHurst’s U14s Boys' Hockey squad take on Eastbourne College for Sussex Cup title

Already West Sussex schools 2011 champions, Hurst played East Sussex champions, Eastbourne College, at the Southdown Club in Lewes for the Sussex title on Monday, 14th February. The U16s, also West Sussex Champions in 2011, will get their chance to compete for this in March.

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A View From The Bridge

Directed by Hurst Lower Sixth Formers, Amie Shouler and Hollie Trist

Lent Term 2010 - 11th-13th January

The play is a tragedy so must engage, for unless we care about the protagonist, Eddie Carbone, so ably played by George Greenstreet, no drama can be achieved. This production built up to the death of Eddie, killed by his own hand, skilfully; the ensemble actors relaxing into the domestic lighter scenes as resting places in their climb towards the awful summit. They were a terrific team.
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sussex life feature on Tim ManlyHurst features on cover of the January 2011 edition of Sussex Life

'Hurst - A School for the 21st Century' introduces Sussex Life editor Simon Irwin's feature article on Hurst Headmaster, Tim Manly

 

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Hurst triumph in Daily Mail Vase Match

The 1st XV won an excellent and far from easy game against Wimbledon College in the Daily Mail Vase this week ( Round 5), winning 15-5 .

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studying hard for GCSEHurst leads all Independent schools in East and West Sussex - including Brighton & Hove - in the Government’s new ‘English Baccalaureate’ tables. It's a pleasing recognition of the quality of the work we do here day in, day out, says Tim Manly but what really matters most to me is that we enable our pupils to achieve their personal bests, not our position in a league table today or at any time in the future ....

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Hurst an IB World School

From September 2011, students entering Hurst's Lower Sixth will be able to choose between A Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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Hurst CricketHurst 1st XI Cricket Captain takes his first wickets for England U19 tour party in Sri Lanka

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Hurst College Chamber Choir perform Bob Chilcott's A Little Jazz Mass

as a prelude to Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace performed by the Hurst College Choral Society and The Kent Sinfonia

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Art and Photography work in progress exhibition

A superb exhibition of work in progress by Fifth, Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth students shows great talent ...

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A fantastic fusion of jazz, folk and rock

Pupils from Prep School to Sixth Form contribute to a fantastic evening's musical entertainment

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AstroHeadmaster launches Hurst's 'Astro Turf Plus' Appeal, click below for details of this singularly significant initiative for all Hurst's Schools

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midsussex musicHurst Musicians enter Mid-Sussex Music Competition

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nicholas nicklebyNicholas Nickleby: David Edgar's rollicking adaptation of the Dickens' tale finds a good home at Hurst

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remove musiciansTalented Remove Musicians perform GCSE Recital

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hurst netballHurst Netballers through to next round of National Schools Netball competition

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Hurst win through first heat match of Schools Challenge general knowledge competition

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house musicHouse music competition 2010

A wonderful display of great talent ...

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macbethThe Scottish Play

A powerful and impressive interpretation This term's production of Macbeth was somewhat of a departure from the more traditionally staged Shakespeare plays ...

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advent musicMusic for Advent and Christmas

Selections from this superb CD by The Choirs of Hurstpierpoint College can be heard on-line and the entire CD easily purchased ...

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choirHurst College Chamber Choir lends its voice to sing in a concert to support “Help for Heroes”

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showjumpingThe 2010 Hurstpierpoint College Schools' Team Show Jumping Competition

The 2010 Hurstpierpoint College Schools' Team Show Jumping Competition - as always brilliantly organised by Hurst Prep School teacher Sarah Miles in conjunction with Hickstead's Lizzie Bunn - was held on16th September, 2010 at the prestigious All England Jumping Course, Hickstead.

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little voiceHurst Drama presents fantastic performance of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice as part of the successful Hurst Festival

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field tripHurst Vth Form Geographers head out on a Field Trip

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chamber choirHurst Chamber Choir sing Evensong at Salisbury Cathedral

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Highlights from the Academic Year 2009-10

Headmaster, Tim Manly, praises ‘remarkable’ achievements of this year’s A level and GCSE students (2010)

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malawi Summer Expedition to Malawi to help build new village classroom

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Leavers' Play - the pictures

Talented cast produce stunning valedictory performance.

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Hurst's Charity Day - contributing to the community

By 9 am this morning (1st July 2010) not a sound could be heard in the quads of Hurstpierpoint College. The entire community was already on its way to local and more distant sites to undertake work in the community.

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Peerless performances from soft jazz to hard rock

Hurst 'n' brie a triumph

Bands, soloists and ensembles from Prep School to Sixth Form created an astonishing festival of music yesterday (Saturday 26th June) ...

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Ronald Neame CBE, distinguished writer, cinematographer, producer, film director and OHJ dies

Ronnie attended Hurstpierpoint College and was a member of Star House. Aged 99, he was only recently on the telephone to Hurst's Headmaster, Tim Manly.

(to find out the relevance of this black-and-white picture of Romeo and Juliet, click on 'read more' below)

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Hurst's author festival - 300 visiting boys and girls + 3 top authors = a great day for all

The College's annual author festival provided, in the words of one visiting teacher, "an amazing and inspiring opportunity for young minds to engage with really first-class authors and communicators".

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Celebrating 150 years of service - marking the founding of Hurst's CCF

Hurstpierpoint College celebrated 150 years of service on Thursday 27th May when the anniversary of the founding of the college's Combined Cadet Force was marked with parades, displays, a chapel service and a formal dinner.

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Hurst pupils honour 150+ year-old Ascension Day tradition

Every Ascension Day, since 1850, the pupils and staff of Hurstpierpoint College have climbed the Downs to the south of Hurstpierpoint village to the top of Wolstonbury Hill (known locally as ‘Danny’ because that is the name of the house that sits at its base) to hold a short communion service before the distribution to the choir and sacristans of "Lowe's Dole" by the Headmaster ...

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Hurst gets the chemistry right in the 2010 Olympiad

Hurst chemists achieved significant success in this year's prestigious RSC Chemistry Olympiad ...

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Accomplished, witty, stylish and very, very polished - Hurst's 2010 Dance Showcase

Under Hurst's new Head of Dance, Nicola Dominy, the creativity and quality of dance at Hurst is now quite exceptional ...

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Hurst students and staff have a fantastic time helping at the Brighton marathon ... and, in the words of Hurst Headmaster Tim Manly, "showed the whole of Brighton what the Hurst spirit is all about"...

and five members of staff complete the course - with Chris Thomson coming a magnificent third -

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Icelandic journey - Hurst students benefit from watching Eyjafjöll erupt without experiencing any fall-out ...

Remove Geography student's March trip to Iceland Few would be happy to hear that their journey's destination was experiencing a volcanic eruption – but Hurst's Head of Geography, Robert Ashley, and his student party actually became rather excited.

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"A wonderful and wonderfully produced entertainment"

West Side Story

Each year, the Lent term musical provides a measure of the health and vitality of the Drama and Music Departments. Recent successes include ‘Les Misérables’, ‘The Sound of Music’ in 2009 and Godspell in 2008. This year's production - ‘West Side Story’ - was greeted each evening with quite extraordinary enthusiasm and punctuated by frequent and loud applause.

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Hurst pupils abseil from Chapel tower to raise money to help Haiti earthquake victims

Pupils from Hurstpierpoint College have always responded speedily and generously to charitable causes.

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Enterprising Hurst students create the 'best company' and win many other awards in 2010 Young Enterprise competition ...

Young Enterprise Companies - created by students from leading schools throughout Mid-Sussex - displayed their products and plans at Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre in East Grinstead last week ...

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Hurst's cricketers start the season with style ...

The first few days of the cricket season have gone well for Hurstpierpoint College ...

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Hurst takes delivery of its new bus fleet

Demand up by 70% in the last 12 months reports Hurst's Services Manager, Dennis Levy. Hurstpierpoint College has recently taken delivery of a new fleet of Ford Transit ‘Trend’ Minibuses. Dennis Levy, Hurst’s Services Manager comments, “The new bus livery, in Hurst red, is readily identifiable and in the recent snow filled weeks the buses have performed superbly well under difficult conditions.”

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Hurst pupils working for MalawiWorking for Malawi

Hurst students support the orphans of Malawi by raising funds and undertaking voluntary work within their impoverished communities.

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Hurst girls get it in the net - The story of our Sussex Champions

Hurst’s girls performed stunningly well at the Sussex Independent Schools Netball Association Tournament and the Sussex Knock-Out Cup.

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Hurst's U-16 hockey squadHurst’s Hockey U-16's are West Sussex Champions and reach the Regional quarter-finals

After four fine matches in freezing conditions on Tuesday, 19th January, Hurstpierpoint College’s U16 Hockey squad emerged as clear winners to take the West Sussex Championship and then surpassed all Hurst's hockey achievements by reaching the quarter finals of the Regional competition. read more

 

Extraordinary creativity and exceptional entertainment with added attitude - The Shell 'Recycled Fashion' Show

Hurst is getting greener by the day. Yet many of the activities that we routinely undertake (recycling etc) are 'invisible'. They really do help to make a difference, but don't make the impact of the 'Recycled Fashion Show' mounted by the Shell. read more

 

Hurst's star footballers with their coachHurst girls selected for England U-18 Ladies Schools’ team

Hurst’s Grace Couchman and Lucy Kings travelled to Reading last Sunday (24th January, 2010) for one of the regular training sessions undertaken by the elite U-18 Girls Schools’ Squad.

By the close of play, both had been invited to join the Independent Schools Football Association's England team for their International against the Australian U-18 Girls Schools’ team this coming Saturday. read more

 

Hurst Schools' Challenge team move on to the second round after victory over Brighton

Schools' Challenge, the general knowledge competition for schools in the United Kingdom has been running since 1979. The competition is very similar in style and structure to television’s University Challenge.

This year’s first round of the Senior School competition are currently taking place throughout the country and Hurst hosted the first of their Senior School matches having been drawn against a local school, Brighton College.

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College's Service of Remembrance and work for Help for Heroes charity

As Hurstpierpoint College Headmaster, Tim Manly read out the name of every Hurst pupil who fell in WWI, a Sixth Former rose to stand. When Mr Manly finished the list today, and looked up, 112 Sixth Formers were standing, providing everyone present in the College Chapel with a powerful image of the impact of war, not just upon the Hurst community but also upon so many communities up and down the land.

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Formal Opening of Hurst's new Academic Quadrangle

It is a quite remarkable remarkable success story; Hurstpierpoint College numbers continue to grow in the face of "the longest UK recession since records began"

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A great new girls' day house, Pelican House, joins the Hurst family

With record numbers joining Hurstpierpoint College this September, Headmaster Tim Manly today opened a brand new girls’ day house ...

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Academic Year 2008-09

"Hurstpierpoint College students are celebrating some excellent GCSE results"

"... We are particularly pleased with the high number of pupils gaining 8 or more A*-A grades ... "

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"... they joined the College at the same time as I did. We have been together through a great deal over the last five years ... "

Students at Hurstpierpoint College are this morning celebrating superb A level results that, stated Headmaster Tim Manly, "look like matching or exceeding the best in the school’s history..."

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Hurst's scientists return from the Galapagos

Our 18-day tour to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that none will easily forget ...

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The Hurstpierpoint College National Schools & Pony Club Championships 2009

"A wonderful exhibition of talent, skill and courage” - Tim Manly

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Charity Day a resounding success

Hurst's 2009 Charity Day was a resounding success. "I am very proud of our boys and girls and very proud of all that they have done today" said Headmaster, Tim Manly

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43rd Annual Inter Preparatory Schools Athletics Meeting and Results

The Annual Inter Preparatory Schools Athletics meeting is one of the highlights of the summer sporting season....

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Charlie Matthews' first season for England

Hurstpierpoint College and England Under 18 second row forward, Charlie Matthews, has just finished his first round of International matches as a member of England's U18 Five Nations Festival team.

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Sussex Young Enterprise commission Hurst student Jacky Tang to develop their website

Jacky Tang, just 17 and shortly to take his AS levels at Hurstpierpoint College, has more on his mind than just his exams ...

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Hurst's musicians play California

During the Easter Holidays this year, 45 College musicians from Hurst toured California for fourteen days ...

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Hurst's Young Enterprise Success

Dateline 29th April 2009 - Hurst's Young Enterprise Company 'Zaken' swept the boards at tonight's prestigious award ceremony.

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Hurst's U15 Netball Squad bring home the Sussex Knockout Cup

Hurst's fantastic under 15's unleashed a masterclass in their final of the Sussex Knockout Cup ...

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Hurst brings The Sound of Music to Life

The cast, crew and Directors have been rewarded for their extraordinary dedication and commitment during the months preceding this week's production (the longest run of any stage production at Hurst in recent years) by the extraordinary excitement that their performances have provoked.

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Two great plays, two simply extraordinary productions

Hurst in rep

The health, vitality and exceptional professionalism of Drama in Hurst was once again confirmed as, in a single week, students led two simply extraordinary productions ...

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Witty classics fashioned from waste

Hurst's fantastic eco fashion show

As part of Hurstpierpoint College’s ‘Eco Hurst’ Green Initiative, Hurst’s Art Department led by Tiffany Farrell, launched an ambitious fashion project for all Year 9 pupils during the Michaelmas term and brought it to a conclusion with an extraordinary fashion show just weeks into the Lent term.

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Hurst's 'Olympic hopefuls' awarded their National Caps

Three Hurst Girls are making their mark in the world of football and this week received news that their contribution has been recognised by the Independent Schools Football Association Girls (ISFAG) ...

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Hurst (in red) in play in an earlier Sussex Cup MatchConfident Hurst girls through to the semi-final of the Sussex Cup

The Hurst U19A's drew Sussex Downs, Lewes as their opponents in the quarter final of the Sussex Knock Out Cup ...

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Hurst power through to the next round in the Daily Mail Cup

This was an extraordinarily competitive and highly entertaining encounter between two well matched sides ...

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note: since this report was filed, Hurst and Caterham School have met in a superb match in which Caterham proved the more powerful team and deservedly now go through into the quarter-finals. Every good wish from Hurst goes to their outstanding squad as they prepare for the next round ...

 

Charlie breaks freeCharlie Matthews gets the call from England

Hurst Head Boy, Captain of the College’s 1st XV rugby team and a member of the Harlequins Academy Elite, Charlie Matthews received two pieces of good news this week.

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PygmalionPygmalion production 'a triumph'

Well, this cast and this production certainly cut the mustard. Cai Jones’ Henry Higgins was a wonderfully self obsessed control freak with a tendency towards petulance and bloody mindedness when under pressure. Rebecca Kerr played Doolittle, in all her guises, as to the manner born...

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King LearHurst's drama troupe enjoy wonderful success with 'Lear' in China

“Our tour party have been great ambassadors” commented Hurst Headmaster, Tim Manly “and you can see immediately that every student has returned with a heightened sense of personal confidence; each has achieved much and learned much".

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Kayaking in the HimalayasKayakers return from 'once in a lifetime' expedition down the turbulent waters of the Himalayan 'Kali Sarda' River

Six intrepid Sixth Formers and three members of Hurst’s teaching staff have just returned from what one of the students called ‘once in a lifetime challenge’.

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Charity runCharity day raises £3,000 for Breast Cancer campaign

Pupils and staff enjoyed a colourful 'Pink’ charity day at Hurstpierpoint College on the last day before half term to raise money for Breast Cancer Charities.

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