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June 2017

  • Please Sir, I Want Some More…

    Published 30/06/17

    Audiences were certainly left wanting more as Hill House School pupils put on a rousing performance of the West End hit, Oliver!

    The students had a Dickens of a good time performing in this well-known musical based on an orphan boy living in Victorian London, with each sell out performance getting a standing ovation from the crowd.

    Pupils from years three to nine have worked hard over the last two terms to perfect the show and, despite all the nerves, delivered three first-class performances.

    The energy never dropped, ‘Oom Pah Pah’ had the audiences clapping along while Lucy Blott’s remarkable rendition of ‘As Long as He Needs Me’ moved some to tears.

    Mrs Lee, the driving force behind the Hill House School productions, said, “The children have put in so much hard work over this year and I am incredibly proud of them. You can really see that the younger pupils have been inspired by the older ones to really put in their all and the result has been fantastic. The production of the show was incredible and the live orchestra, along with the lights and sound, really brought everything together.”

    See clips from the show on the Hill House School YouTube channel or twitter feed @HillHouseSchool.

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  • The Final of the National Festival of Music for Youth

    Published 27/06/17

    Following the Regional Festival Series, the Concert Band and the Guitar Orchestra have been invited to perform at the Music for Youth National Festival Final 2017. The Concert Band will be performing at Symphony Hall and the Guitar ensemble will be performing at the Town Hall in July.  Hill House musicians have worked really hard this year and will enjoy playing in two professional venues in the midlands.

    Bravo to all our musicians.

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  • Hill House School Hits All the Right Notes

    Published 24/06/17

    Hill House School Jazz Orchestra played at Epworth Music Day on Saturday 24th June. The Ensemble entertained a huge audience for an hour on the steps of the Wesley Methodist Church. The group rocked the audience with numbers such as Sharp Dressed Man, Eye of the Tiger and I Gotta’ Feeling. The Band has recently taken part in the National Concert Band Festival Final at Warwick School where they received a Platinum Award and several members of the band will be playing at the final of the Music for Youth Festival at Birmingham Symphony in July. The Jazz Orchestra will also be going on tour to Austria in the Summer of 2018.

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  • Friends £13,000 donation for school woods.

    Published 13/06/17

     

    A big thank you to the Friends of Hill House School for their wonderful donation of £13,000, which will be used to fund development of the school woods.

    Friends have worked tirelessly, raising funds through various activities including parties, discos, vouchers, coin collecting and bags2school.

    Chair of the Friends, Nicky Thomas, said, ‘we have had a great year, with lots of support from children and parents. We are really pleased that the school will be using this money to provide the children with a forest school, including a pond, gazebos, a barbecue area and an adventure trail.’

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  • Junior School Mock Election

    Published 08/06/17

    As national election fever intensifies across the country, Hill House Junior School made the most of the opportunity to introduce Year 6 pupils to the workings of democracy.

    The Mock General Election was launched a few weeks ago when six political parties (all campaigning on six very different aspects: "Environment, Human Rights, Home Schooling, Internationalism, Creativity and Being Active!") presented their manifestos to the Junior School pupils.

    The names for the political parties derived from different aircraft, as the school is very close to Robin Hood Airport (the home of the Vulcan to the Sky Experience) the pupils thought that this would be a natural connection to make. The choice of names was given very careful thought and eventually the names were chosen - Spitfire, Concorde, Canberra, Vulcan, Hurricane and Red Arrows.

    The whole project came to a climax this morning when a Pop up Polling Station sprung up across the road at the Vulcan Hangar. All Junior School pupils were supervised as they walked across to cast their votes. During the morning our very own Don Valley Conservative candidate Mr Aaron Bell popped in to meet the pupils, answer some intriguing questions and to offer his support.

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