Celebrations, Events and Trips

Generally we like to have fun and celebrate whenever we can at Summerhill. This means we use any excuse for a good party, and have fun to the best of our ability… whenever possible!
Our community celebrates all the usual holidays you’d expect, but also the wonderful international element of the school means many holidays and events are inspired by cultures from around the world, bringing merriment to Summerhill from far and wide.
Events and trips at Summerhill are arranged by anyone with an idea and the inclination to make it happen, whether that be a cinema trip or protesting for global climate change, there’s always interest and encouragement to be found in the community.

Parties

There are lots of parties at Summerhill! We have a party every half term and end of term. Parties happen […]

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We celebrate Halloween by carving pumpkins, making creepy decorations and putting them up around the school, dressing up and going […]

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Halloween

We celebrate Halloween by carving pumpkins, making creepy decorations and putting them up around the school, dressing up and going […]

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Guy Fawkes

A week before Guy Fawkes night a committee is elected to organise the celebration. On Guy Fawkes day, members of […]

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Summerhill Christmas is a very exciting time at school! Father Christmas and his helpers come to visit and give out […]

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Christmas

Summerhill Christmas is a very exciting time at school! Father Christmas and his helpers come to visit and give out […]

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Chinese New Year

The international element of Summerhill brings a lovely mixture of cultures to the school. For the past 20 years, we […]

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On Valentine’s Day kids can play the ‘Dating Game’ which is organised by some older kids in the community. Prior […]

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Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day kids can play the ‘Dating Game’ which is organised by some older kids in the community. Prior […]

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A.S.Neill Birthday

Every year, on the 17th October, Zoe organises a walk to A.S.Neill’s grave which is around a 10 minute walk […]

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For many years now, Summerhill has hosted and International Schools Week. The event takes place in May and we invite […]

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International Schools’ Week

For many years now, Summerhill has hosted and International Schools Week. The event takes place in May and we invite […]

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Summer Half Term

At Summerhill kids and staff stay at school during half terms, this is because we have lots of international students […]

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The leavers meal is held on the last Friday of each Summer term. It is paid for by community fines, […]

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Leavers’ meal

The leavers meal is held on the last Friday of each Summer term. It is paid for by community fines, […]

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Music events

Music is and always has been a huge part of Summerhill life. Many kids love expressing themselves through music in […]

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Students from Summerhill School have been invited for the past four years to take part in the United Nations International […]

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UNIS-UN participation

Students from Summerhill School have been invited for the past four years to take part in the United Nations International […]

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The Time Is Now Rally

On the 26th of June 2019 one staff and eight students from the house, shack and carriage joined over twelve […]

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