WHAT TO EXPECT
In 2014 we began Festival Summers. Our Houses were named after four famous festivals: ‘Glastonbury’, ‘Notting Hill’, ‘Proms’ and ‘Woodstock’. Since then, every fortnight two Houses share a festival afternoon and all the Summer School and Summer Camp girls participate.
Over the years Festivals have celebrated our course themes and Houses, including the countries of the United Kingdom, English-speaking countries round the world, inspirational women and, most recently, the elements, as part of our One World summer.
We decorate the main field, the theatre and hall and the staff lead a range of different arts, crafts, drama, dance, music and cultural events, workshops and performances. Sports competitions are played and special photography sessions are arranged. The atmosphere at each festival is tremendous and many new friendships are made.
The girls have enjoyed activities such as drumming in the park, reciting poetry, Irish dancing, outdoor yoga, reggae music, story-telling, face painting, Gaelic football, pavement art, making Scotch pancakes and Welsh cakes and posing for photos with special backdrops. Girls from almost 40 countries trying maypole dancing, watching an English dressage display or joining in a whole school performance of traditional British songs are examples of a very special Heathfield experience.
What the girls say
I have loved my time here – 5 years! I feel like Heathfield is a second home. The Staff and Helpers are wonderful.Maddy - 11
Staff are really nice and kind and there are loads and loads of activities and you can make shows. Best Summer Camp ever!Claudia - 8Sunday - Cookery day and canapé party
I loved Mystery Night as it was different and required lots of teamwork. It was also good that we got to explore the school!Eva - 12
I enjoy every activity because we can use our creative minds, like for arranging flowers and have fun.Jam - 10
I especially liked the pro hula-hooping workshop, trampolining, swimming, friendship bracelets, natural beauty, art and tuck shop!Eloise - 12