Celebrating National Boarding Week

July 6, 2017

Burgess Hill Girls School in West Sussex laid on two days of celebrations to support National Boarding Week, the brainchild of the Boarding Schools Association.

Celebrations started on Wednesday June 21st, when parents and staff were invited to garden party where an ‘I love boarding’ cake was cut Burgess Hill Girls Headteacher Liz Laybourn and current Head of Boarders, Valerie Chan (pictured).

The next day, the Big Boarding Walk followed a route round Burgess Hill and included a picnic and a game of rounders.

That evening, boarders invited a day friend over to experience boarding life in the Big Boarding Sleepover.

The events have so far raised £100 for the BSA’s chosen charity, Barnardo’s.

Mrs Laybourn said: “It is important to us as a school to take part in National Boarding Week, not only to celebrate our diverse and vibrant boarding community, but also because we strongly believe in the benefits of boarding, the relationships and independence it fosters, and the opportunity for our girls to see people develop outside the classroom.”

The school welcomes girls into a full boarding environment from age 11 (Year 7) and can accommodate up to 55 students from all over the world and other regions of the UK.

For more information on boarding at Burgess Hill Girls, see http://burgesshillgirls.com/boarding/our-community