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October 2018

  • Greece Trip 2018

    Published 31/10/18

    The sky was blue and the Aegean Sea crystal clear as GCSE and A Level classicists enjoyed the school’s first trip to mainland Greece, during October half term.

    After a visit to the stunning new Acropolis Museum in Athens, the tour moved on to the mythical centre of the classical world, Delphi, with its temples, treasuries, theatre and stadium; a beautiful and remote site, high in the mountains of central Greece, and hard to visualise in the late summer sun as a popular ski resort! After a visit to Olympia, and a new House sprint race at the original Olympic Stadium (won by New House!), the tourists then took in Ancient Sparta, home of Leonidas and his immortalised 300 Spartans, Mycenae, seat of King Agamemnon, and the acoustically perfect Giant Theatre of Epidauros. A return to Athens, with a night time viewing of the Acropolis and then a full day exploring the city was a glorious finish, leaving our classicist both enlightened and inspired. Many thanks to Mrs McCrea for such a wonderful trip.

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  • Harvest Festival

    Published 18/10/18

    We were once again overwhelmed by the generosity of our parents and pupils at our annual Harvest Festival celebration. Donations of food, clothes and toiletries came pouring in and the volunteers from the Friends of Hill House spent Wednesday morning creating a beautiful display from these donated items.

    Parents were invited to join us for our celebration of Harvest and it was wonderful to have so many families join us for this event. Led by 6H, the whole of Junior School played their part with songs, hymns, poems and even a rap!

    Nursery and Reception opened the show with their song, ‘Dingle, Dangle Scarecrow’. This was followed by poems from Years 1 and 2, ‘Little Seed’ and ‘The Scarecrow’. Year 3 celebrated all things Autumnal with their song, ‘Conkers!’, and their poem, ‘Fireworks’.

    Year 4 switched things up with their vegetable rap while Year 5 wowed us with their song, ‘Beautiful World’. Year 6 performed a thought provoking mime entitled ‘Rainbow People’ and the whole of Junior School came together to end the day with a rousing rendition of ‘The Harvest Hymn’.

    Donations were divided this year to help two wonderful, local charities, The Trussell Food Bank in Doncaster and St John’s ‘Given Freely, Freely Given’ initiative. Our Year 6 House Captains hand delivered the donations on Thursday, for which each charity was very grateful.

    A huge thank you to everybody who donated and supported this incredible event.

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  • Super Sports Star

    Published 11/10/18

    Congratulations to Year 6 pupil, Greta Highfield, who has come away as the winner of the ‘Super Sports Star’ at the Doncaster Free Press Superkids awards.

    Greta was one of 22 finalists, but her sporting achievements over the last 2 years, including representing Team GB in Biathle and swimming for Rossington Rascals and Doncaster DARTES, put her at the top of the pile.  

    Greta was not the only familiar face amongst the finalists though, with pupils from Hill House Junior, Senior and Sixth Form all competing for a prize, including Grace Arnold and Annie, Rosie and Joseph Eves. Well done to all the finalists who were described as, “bright and quite simply brilliant” by the host of the awards.

    Greta now looks forward to half term, when she will head to Egypt to represent Team GB in the World Championships. Go, Greta!

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