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January 2018

  • Superb Under 14 Girls Book Place in National Finals

    Published 22/01/18

    The Girls Under 14 Hockey Team hosted Blundells School, from Devon, in a play-off match between the runners up of the North, and The West of England,  to decide which school would play in the National Finals next month.

    The girls started brightly, with probing play by Daisy Bennett and Isabel Kell, before a rash stick tackle brought a penalty stroke. Bennett stepped up nervelessly to convert the penalty, scoring in the bottom left hand corner.

    Blundells’ strong midfield then began to dominate, and much of the rest of the first half saw Hill House defending resolutely, including superb sweeping by Eve Bishop, who had risen from her sick bed to play, and a number of inspirational saves by Grace Thomas.

    The second half followed a similar a pattern, with Emma Tonge, Niamh Doody and Narin Cowell increasingly influential in defensive midfield, until a stunning breakaway run by Bennett was converted ruthlessly by captain Isobel Flanagan, to end the game 2-0.

    The girls will now play in the last 8 of the country at the national finals, to be held at the end of February at the Lee Valley Hockey Stadium in London.


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  • Recognition for Sam’s Outstanding Music Exam Score

    Published 18/01/18

    Year 9 student, Sam Honeybone has seen his hard work pay off for him after he was recently awarded the Trinity Exhibition Award from Trinity College London.

    The award, which has never been won by anyone from Doncaster before, was given to Sam for achieving one of the highest scores across the UK and Ireland in his grade 7 recorder exam.

    The award was given at this year’s William Appleby Awards Ceremony where Sam was presented with his certificate and £50 prize money.

    Sam, 13, said, “I was really pleased to be given this award. I thought I was just going to be performing at the ceremony, my parents decided to keep the award as a surprise for me on the evening, so it came as a real shock.”

    Director of Music, Mr Cadman, said, “It is wonderful to see Sam’s talent recognised in this way. He works extremely hard honing his craft, so it is no surprise to find that he is one of the best in the UK and Ireland. We are very proud of his achievements.”

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  • Swim Squad Success

    Published 17/01/18

    The Hill House Junior School Swim Squad are celebrating after doing the double at their most recent swim galas. 

    First up was the Pocklington School Swimming Gala. The squad, who get out of bed early to train every Thursday morning at Rossington pool, were up against the hosts and The Mount School from York. 

    There were individual race victories for Holly Pinchin, Connie Crowther, Thalia Woods and Greta Highfield. Hill House won five out of the nine relay races and were a very close second in the other four events. Hill House were the overall winners of the gala with a score of 122;  Pocklington second with 97 and The Mount third with 91. 

    Swim Squad coordinator, Mr Lawrie, said, "I am extremely pleased for the pupils as they have worked so hard in their training sessions with many new to competitive swimming and keen to succeed.  I always knew that we had fantastic Year 5 and 6 swimmers but I am thrilled to see the Year 4 team rise to the occasion. Thank you to Pocklington for being brilliant hosts and to all the parents for your support."

    The Year 3 and 4 swimmers then went up against Barlborough Hall at their next gala. It was a tough contest but Hill House came out on top, 78 points to 66.

    There were individual victories for Connie Crowther; Holly Pinchin; Sam Brown; Jessica Eggitt; Jose De-Almeida and Anabelle Green. Hill House were once again very strong in the relay races with fantastic performances by the Year 4 girls who won their races by a long stretch.

    ​Thank you to Barlborough Hall for your excellent hospitality and to all the parents and grandparents for your support. We are glad that we can put on a good show for you!

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  • Girls' Hockey Season Review - Michaelmas 2017

    Published 05/01/18



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