Children in Need
Hill House School went all out for a Disney themed charity day, aiming to raise lots of money for Children in Need.
In the morning, Junior School pupils were delighted to be able to take revenge on their teachers, all in the name of a good cause. Head of Juniors, Mr Hall, and Year 6 teacher, Mr Marsh, were put in the stocks while pupils armed themselves with wet sponges. Look North came along to film and throwing practice seemed to have paid off as the pupils repeatedly hit their targets! The rest of the Junior School teachers made sure they did not miss out as they took revenge on their boss, skipping the sponges and going straight to pouring buckets of water over Mr Hall’s head!
The fun did not end there though, Hill House Sixth Form pupils played their parts as Disney characters to have breakfast with the younger pupils. The children loved tucking in to pancakes whilst chatting to Mickey, Minnie and the gang before the whole school came together for a Disney singalong assembly.
A sweet sale, a teddy bear swap and more fun in the stocks meant the day was jam packed with fundraising events.
There was still more to come as a selection of Hill House pupils spent Sunday with some very special visitors. Former Head Girl, Paige Miller, brought along some friends from the West End, Nicholas McLean and Scott Hunter, all Mountview Academy alumni. Another former Hill House pupil, Conor O’Hara, who is also currently studying at Mountview Academy Theatre of Arts, joined them in conducting workshops during the day, working the pupils hard to get them ready for a concert in the evening.
Parents were treated to a wonderful evening of entertainment, with songs from West End shows performed by the professionals, the pupils and accompanied by Hill House School’s very own Jazz Orchestra.
Overall, the total raised over the two days was £4000, an amount Hill House Charity Coordinator, Mrs Lee, is extremely proud of, “Every year we try to put on a special event for Children in Need. In the week building up to it, all of our assemblies were based on the work of this incredible charity and why it is so important for us to support it. This brings our total raised for Children in Need over the past 10 years to a whopping £34,000! I am so thankful to our parents, pupils and staff who have given so generously over the years”.