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    Round up of sporting success at Senior Hampstead this term

    24th May 2018

    This term has been full of athletics at NBH Senior Hampstead. Earlier in May at the North London Schools ISA Athletics Competition, pupils competed in high jump, long jump, javelin and track running. An impressive 8 gold medals were awarded, as well as 6 silver and 6 bronze medals. All 8 gold medallists have qualified for the ISA National Athletics Competition which will be held

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    NBH Sports Enthusiast Designs T-Shirts for London Youth Games

    30th April 2018

    Darcy, a Senior Hampstead student in Year 9 had an opportunity to design T-shirts for this year’s London Youth Games participants from across Haringey. Darcy who has a love of sports, with limited time and a brief specification she designed a t-shirt that the Sports Development Trust loved and since then have printed hundreds of t-shirts for participants. In addition to the t-shirt design, Darcy

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    NBH Development Day 2018: CPD the Cognita Way

    26th April 2018

    Staff inset, teacher training, baker day… Whatever the label, it has taken a long time for professional development to serve its purpose for career-driven teaching personnel. As the need for continuing professional development is now recognised for teachers and educational leaders and politicians look to create more opportunity for this, North Bridge House Schools honour the importance of CPD with their annual NBH Development Day.

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    Ditch the Highlighters: Sixth Form Headteacher’s Top Tips for A-Level Revision

    24th April 2018

    With A-Level exams looming, North Bridge House Collegiate Headteacher and Head of North Bridge House Senior Canonbury shares his top tips for that all-important revision, and how his school have advised Sixth Form students to listen to their teachers, not their headphones. Revision strategies and advice have remained stubbornly similar to when I began my teaching career at the start of the 21st century. This

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    Year 8 leave their comfort zones to reach new heights in the Lake District

    20th April 2018

    In the first week of the summer term, 58 Year 8 students made the long journey to Derwentwater in the Lake District for a week of outdoor and adventurous activities. They stayed at Derwent Hill Activity Centre, a beautiful Georgian manor house on the lake bought in 1962 by war veteran John Bridge, initially for the enjoyment of young people in the North East. Since

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    North Bridge House to Host Global Debate

    17th April 2018

    TES will also be hosting a live Twitter chat to discuss the points raised at the debate with Cognita Director of Education, Simon Camby on the following day, Friday 20th April, and you can join with the hashtag #keepteachers.

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    Year 9 & 10 Netball Tour to Condover Hall

    21st March 2018

    On the 9th to the 11th of March, nine netball players from Years 9 and 10 were chosen to represent North Bridge House in a netball tour to Condover Hall in Shropshire. It was a weekend full of activities, team bonding, and netball, of course. The weekend away helped us to become closer, not only as a team, but in the different year groups. The

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    Why the co-ed vs single-sex debate may have limited shelf life

    20th March 2018

    Single-sex schooling versus co-education: a sensitive and recurring debate, particularly in the independent sector where gender separation rises to 35% between the senior years 7 to 11*. Even with the general decline seen in single-sex fee-paying schools, those topping the academic league tables still tend to be segregated girls’ schools and boys’ schools – at least up until Sixth Form. The North Bridge House Schools

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    NBH Hampstead’s Record Performance in the UKMT Maths Challenge

    13th March 2018

    On Tuesday 6 March, four North Bridge House Senior Hampstead students swapped their broad school timetable for an entire day of maths at the UKMT’s Team Challenge Regional Final. One of 30 teams competing with students from Years 8 and 9 across London, Manus, Freya, Cyrus and Lara were placed the highest in North Bridge House history. This year, our keen mathematicians travelled to host

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    Year 10 Science Challenge Finalist Wins Runner-Up Prize at House of Lords

    12th March 2018

    Science Challenge prizewinner and North Bridge House Senior Hampstead Year 10 student, Ping is named runner-up in the Royal College of Science Union (RCSU) final at the House of Lords. Winning £100 prize money with his digital entry for 'What small area of current research do you think has the potential to revolutionise our lives and why?', Ping competed against Imperial College London university students

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    NBH Hampstead Make Peace Not War with Bugsy Malone

    12th March 2018

    Last week, North Bridge House Senior Hampstead’s Drama department wowed an audience of family, friends, teachers and students with their annual school production. The March snow may have postponed their spectacular performance of the slapstick musical comedy, Bugsy Malone, but a week later the cast had not got cold feet. Singing, dancing and acting their way through 1929 New York, the cast of 50 told

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    North Bridge House Schools Press for Progress this International Women's Day 2018

    9th March 2018

    This 2018, one hundred years since women won the vote and thus NBH Year of the Girl, International Women’s Day was bigger and better than ever at North Bridge House. From wearing purple to represent the campaign for gender equality, to paying tribute to the female role models in their lives, teachers and pupils across our five co-ed schools joined forces to celebrate female achievement

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    North Bridge House Senior Shows Pride in Force

    8th March 2018

    Its first meeting was held on 1 February – aptly timed to coincide with the start of LGBT history month – and North Bridge House Senior Hampstead’s Pride and Diversity Council’s founding teachers Katharine Harney and Ellis Bolle were overwhelmed with the forty-strong attendance! Inspired by Stonewall training in November last year, Katherine and Ellis were inspired to take some of these ideas back to

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    North Bridge House Names 2018 Its ‘Year of the Girl’

    6th March 2018

    With 2018 marking 100 years of votes for women, North Bridge House honours this centenary with a celebration of girls across its five vibrant co-educational North London campuses, naming 2018  'NBH Year of the Girl'. In line with International Women’s Day this week, the School has launched 'NBH Year of the Girl' with a specially designed badge and has committed to continue to do everything

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    Year 9 Prepare for the Future with Parent Led Careers Fair

    30th January 2018

    To coincide with our Year 9 students’ decision making process as to which subjects they are going to choose for GCSE study, North Bridge House Senior Hampstead organised a special Careers Fair. Providing students with an informed view of a wide range of careers were 27 of our very own high-achieving parents, each with children in different year groups at NBH Hampstead. This was the

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    Senior Hampstead Student Wins Gold & Silver in the ISA’s National Swimming Finals

    24th January 2018

    Hampstead students represent NBH in swimming finals and winner Amir returns with two medals On Sunday 21 January, the Independent Schools Association's National Swimming Finals were hosted at the London Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Students travelled from all over the UK to compete in these finals, including two students from NBH Senior Hampstead.  Amir (Year 10) and Victor (Year 11) had

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    GCSE Awards Evening 2017

    6th December 2017

    For 12 students in NBH Hampstead's class of 2017, the hard work didn’t stop when they put down their pens at the end of their final GCSE exams in June. Instead, they swapped their homely senior school for a third world primary school and embarked on a highly rewarding community project in Malawi, helping to build classrooms and dormitories for the local children. The Malawi

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    NBH Sport: it's a girl's world too

    1st December 2017

    On Tuesday, the Year 7 and 8 girls enjoyed some healthy competition, side-lining age for a quick-footed netball match and a much celebrated 4-3 win for the Year 7s! The Year 8 girls shrugged off their loss in our second yoga session on Wednesday, this time led by Faye Duane, whilst those in the netball (A) team played Portland Place and drew 7-7. After school, Year

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    NBH U14s put on sterling performance in the ESFA Cup

    10th November 2017

    NBH U14s storm through to next the next round of the ESFA Small Schools' Football Cup   This week, our under 14s from North Bridge House Senior Hampstead took on Jubilee High School from Surrey in the second round of the English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) Small Schools’ Cup. Jubilee High School were an unknown quantity as the two sides had never met until now.

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    Hindleap Warren 2017

    2nd November 2017

    Last term, Year 7 students from North Bridge House Senior Hampstead visited Hindleap Warren, a residential outdoor activity centre set in the beautiful Sussex countryside. Lead by Head of Year 7, Mrs Revie, all 62 students travelled to Hindleap Warren to explore the range of exciting activities from Bush Craft to High Wire Adventure.

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    Year 11 in France: Nous Aimons Loire Valley!

    2nd November 2017

    NBH Hampstead’s GCSE French students did not have to wait until half term for a change of scenery. To consolidate a very successful start to their Year 11 studies, 14 students travelled to Chinon in Loire Valley to immerse themselves in the French way of life the week before half term.

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    Brendan Pavey on 'Why I Love Noisy Classrooms'

    26th October 2017

    Research shows that children are most successful when teachers talk less, but the myth that a noisy classroom is an ineffective classroom prevails. Brendan Pavey, Head of North Bridge House Senior School Hampstead in the UK, dispels the myth. Picture this: you are in your first week as Head Teacher at your new school and you are eager to create the right impression.

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    Hampstead girls celebrate a half term of sporting successes

    25th October 2017

    The PE department has been really impressed with the already high standard of play from the Year 7 Netball girls, and we look forward to developing their skills as they go through the school. The Year 7 girls have also been excelling on the football pitch, coming runners-up in the competitive Regent’s Park Hub Cup on 22nd September.

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    NBH to Host High Profile TES Debate

    2nd October 2017

    On Thursday 5 October, North Bridge House is hosting the TES 2017 World Teachers’ Day debate in partnership with Cognita Schools. TES, the foremost education news; analysis and opinion site for educators worldwide, will broadcast “Teacher status and wellbeing – what global lessons can be learned?” live from North Bridge House Senior Canonbury via Facebook at 7.15pm.

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    NBH Students Commemorate WW1 Centenary in Belgium

    22nd September 2017

    To coincide their Autumn term studies with the centenary of World War One, Year 10 GCSE History students at North Bridge House Senior Hampstead swapped school shelter for the tale-telling trenches of Belgium.

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    Introducing Brendan Pavey: a Q&A with NBH Senior's New Head

    5th September 2017

    Following a guest appearance at the Senior School's 30th birthday art exhibition and delighted with the recent GCSE results, North Bridge House Hampstead's new Head, Brendan Pavey is set to lead the school from its jubilant summer into the new 2017/18 academic year.

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    NBH students celebrate GCSE achievements with impressive number of new top 9 grades

    24th August 2017

    Students from North Bridge House Senior Hampstead and Senior Canonbury are together celebrating excellent GCSE results with an impressive total of 21 new top Grade 9s across Maths, English Language and English Literature – 8% of all NBH grades in these subjects, compared to 2.9% nationally. One student achieved three 9s – one of only 2,000 students in England! NBH Hampstead: 53% of students gain 7,

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    Top tips to choose the best A-level subjects

    16th August 2017

    With A-level results about to land, there is just one week until GCSE outcomes and the making of many new Sixth Form students. Institution and subject preferences may be swayed by GCSE grades higher or lower than expected, so North Bridge House Canonbury’s assistant headteacher, Dan MacPherson, offers advice to sixth form candidates looking towards A-Level studies.

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    NBH Sister Schools Reach Out To Primary School in Malawi

    10th August 2017

    For 16 Year 11 students from across our two North Bridge House Senior Schools in Hampstead and Canonbury, the hard graft continued into the summer holidays as they swapped pens for shovels in a bid to transform the Dzalanyama Primary School in Malawi, and thus the lives of its children.

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    Your Guide to Choosing the Right A-Levels and University

    5th July 2017

    Choosing A-Level subjects and which universities to apply to can be tricky, so NBH Canonbury teacher advises pupils to take it one step at a time. How should students embarking on their A-Levels decide which subjects to take in order to achieve their future goals? The key is to take one step at a time says Dan MacPhearson, Head of Modern Foreign Languages and Senior Leadership

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    Summer Art Exhibition Marks 30 Years of North Bridge House Senior School

    4th July 2017

    On Friday 30th June, we celebrated 30 years of North Bridge House Senior School with a Royal Academy-inspired Summer Art Exhibition. Pupils, parents and staff at our Senior Hampstead site were excited to welcome Mr Brendan Pavey – the new Head Teacher at NBH Senior from this September – as guest of honour. As the sounds of summer jazz filled the air, over 400 pupils,

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    Parent feedback programme at North Bridge House School wins award for innovation and excellence

    8th June 2017

    A ‘Voice of the Parent’ programme run at North Bridge House School, part of the Cognita group, has won a 2017 Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award. This is the second year that this programme has been commended, with the ongoing feedback received from parents directly inputting into the continuous improvement in schools such as North Bridge House. The judges applauded Cognita’s use of

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    Battle of the Bands drums up more cash for Malawi

    23rd May 2017

    Back for another year and once again, a highly enjoyable evening of music and celebration: Battle of the Bands 2017 did not disappoint. This year’s crowd of students, parents and staff were treated to a tasty BBQ by our lovely catering team ahead of the entertainment, which brought together a diverse range of acts from across all year groups. Special Guest Special guest performer Emma

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    NBH Leadership Update

    24th April 2017

    We are very pleased to announce some forthcoming changes to leadership within the North Bridge House Group from September 2017. North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead Mrs Georgina Masefield will be leaving North Bridge House Senior School at the end of the summer term 2017. Georgina will be moving to lead one of the all-age schools which is part of the Cognita family: Akeley Wood Junior and

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    The real value in teacher training: Education experts lead CPD at NBH

    21st April 2017

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    Girls' Netball Tour with Official England Umpires

    5th April 2017

    Mrs O’Keefe reports: “The girls were very excited as we boarded the train at Euston. Upon arrival at Condover Hall the girls unpacked and settled into their dormitory. The girls wasted no time and took on the climbing wall, whilst encouraging each other to the top all supervised by experienced JCA climbing instructors. That evening we were given our netball match times by the organisers

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    Spring Term Taste for Adventure

    30th March 2017

    A taste for adventure in cold climates has seen North Bridge House Senior and Sixth Form students venture to some truly sublime and inspirational destinations this term. Senior Hampstead pupils have wowed us with their tales of scaling ice walls, whilst our Canonbury students took to their skis for some thrilling Alpine action in Austria.

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    Students Wow with Production of The 39 Steps

    30th March 2017

    As with all large community events at North Bridge House, we seized the opportunity to raise money for charity. This time the cast and crew chose to donate all proceeds to Cancer Research UK, contributing to the fight against cancer which has helped double the survival rate over the past 40 years. Thank you to all family and friends who purchased a ticket to the show and helped to raise

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    Cognita Learning Post

    15th December 2016

    Foreword Welcome to the latest edition of the Cognita Learning Post, the very first global edition. The decision to welcome Asia and Latin America colleagues into our audience is timely; less than six weeks ago the Heads and Education teams from across our family of schools came together for the [...]

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    Meet the Head Morning Teas: the new take on school open days

    13th December 2016

    From the early years of education through to A-Level study, North Bridge House stands out from the North London school archetype, swapping hothouse academia for its more nurturing approach. Now the school offers parents a new alternative to the traditional open day experience. Happiness over Hothouse The unique school group [...]

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    Guest Chilean Students Thrive at North Bridge House

    5th December 2016

    Picture: North Bridge House and Chilean students team-building in group social Chilean exchange students experience London life with NBH pupils The first term of the 2016-17 academic year has been extra special for North Bridge House Senior Schools, who have been joined by 20 Chilean students across their two North London [...]

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    The Prefect Report

    18th October 2016

    Jeans for Genes Day Success By Josh Porter Last Friday 23rd September saw the first charitable event this term at NBH. We were showing our support for a national initiative to raise funds for children living with genetic disorders. Students got involved in Jeans for Genes day by wearing jeans [...]

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    Hindleap Warren 2016

    11th October 2016

    Hindleap Warren: Annual Highlight The Year 7 residential trip to outdoor activity centre Hindleap Warren has become an annual highlight for North Bridge House Senior School. Every year our Year 7 cohort enjoy a week of exciting bushcraft adventures in the 300 acre East Sussex woodland, returning with newfound confidence, [...]

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    Pupils Celebrate Fantastic GCSE Results at North Bridge House Senior School

    28th August 2016

    Pupils and teachers at North Bridge House Senior School are thrilled to be celebrating another year of excellent GCSE results. Our overall pass rate of 95% A*-C grades in five or more subjects is the highest since expanding to our new site in Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead. Furthermore, a total of 90% for the same measure including [...]

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    Top Class Training for North Bridge House Staff

    14th April 2016

    For any school to inspire its pupils, it must first inspire staff. Often dubbed as extended holiday for teachers, and dreaded by teachers themselves who fear more paperwork and unrealistic targets, training days are, in fact, an opportunity to enthuse and motivate educators. As we embark on the Summer term [...]

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    NBH Shoot to Third in the North London Independent School Netball Tournament

    2nd March 2016

    On the last day of February, the North Bridge House Under 13 Netball team competed alongside six other teams in the North London Independent School Netball Tournament, hosted by St John’s School. The standard of netball was high across the group, which included: St John's School, Dwight School A, Dwight School B, The King's [...]

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    Senior Sports Stars: Emerging Talent and Continuing Success

    29th February 2016

    Since North Bridge House Senior School’s multi-purpose Sports Hall opened in June 2014, there has been no stopping our legion of keen sports men and women. With a growing number of teams across a variety of sports, students of all ages enjoy the opportunity to hone their skills and partake in [...]

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    Battle of the Bands 2016

    2nd February 2016

    - EVENT SOLD OUT -  We are delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for this year's Battle of the Bands, to be held at North Bridge House Senior School on Thursday 11th February 2016. This popular annual event will showcase some of the finest musicians at North Bridge House, promising to be [...]

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    Armistice Day: 11 facts about 11 November

    11th November 2015

    Every year we remember the soldiers that fought for us in the First World War, and honour the hour upon which the Armistice was signed and they were finally relieved of battle. Here are our top 11 facts about the Armistice: The Armistice was an agreement to end fighting signed [...]

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    Excellent GCSE Results at North Bridge House Senior School: 50% A* or A grades

    12th October 2015

    At North Bridge House Senior School, we are celebrating another year of excellent GCSE results, with 94% of our pupils having gained 5 or more A* to C grades. Including Maths and English, 91% of all students achieved 5 or more A* to C grades. Our results were particularly strong [...]

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    Jonathan Edwards, CBE Declares NBH Sports Hall Officially Open

    10th October 2015

    On Thursday 26th June, North Bridge House Senior School welcomed triple jump world record holder, Jonathan Edwards to open our brand new Sports Hall. The former Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth champion cut the ribbon on the new centre, which enhances our vast academic and extra-curricular offering and completes our [...]

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    Interview with NBH Senior's Award-Winning Teacher

    16th May 2015

    We are absolutely delighted to announce that North Bridge House Senior School's Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Lara Boyer, has been named Secondary Years Teacher of the Year at the Cognita Awards for Excellence 2015. Across 66 international schools, Lara was recognised for being a highly respected and dedicated member of staff and [...]

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    NBH U14 Football Team Finish Runners-Up in International Tournament

    6th May 2015

    The North Bridge House Under 14 football team put on an outstanding performance in the Cognita Expro Tournament, finishing runners-up in the international competition which took place in Buckinghamshire last week. After making the final against nine other Cognita Schools teams from across the UK, Chile and Spain, North Bridge [...]

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    NBH Senior Celebrates World Book Day with Award-Winning Author

    6th March 2015

    To celebrate World Book Day this year, North Bridge House Senior School students were joined by acclaimed children’s author, Andrew Mulligan.  The writer of the much-loved Ribblestrop series, The Boy with Two Heads and the now major film adaptation, Trash, shared his experiences, inspiration and top tips with our Year 8 pupils [...]

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    Head Boy and Head Girl attend Ethiopian Charity Event at the House of Commons

    20th October 2014

    The Head Boy, Head Girl and the Head Teacher from North Bridge House Senior School joined royalty, VIPs and journalists at an Ethiopian charity event at the House of Commons on 13th October 2014. The event was organised by Partners for Change Ethiopa, a charity that Thomas Franks, North Bridge [...]

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    Exclusive: NBH Film Club Meets Helena Bonham-Carter

    1st July 2014

    Last week, lucky members of the North Bridge House Senior School Film Club attended an exclusive pre-release screening of the film, The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet. The event was hosted by Helena Bonham-Carter and run by ‘Into Film’ – an organisation that aims to contribute to children’s personal, cultural and [...]

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