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Well done to everyone who took part in their year group sponsored challenges. Together you managed to raise a staggering 



All money donated to Friends of Hillcrest goes back to the school to enrich our children’s education and experience. So far this year your donations have been used to fund the following (see photos here): 

  • The end of year Circus Workshops
  • New non-fiction books for the classrooms and Book Barn.
  • Beautiful Hillcrest values wall art to welcome pupils into the school 
  • Bright window art on the key theme of ‘No Outsiders’.
  • A shed for gardening tools used by the children to grow their own vegetables. 


And shortly to be funded: 

  • Musical instruments for the entire school.  


Thank you to everyone who has donated money, taken part, shared their fantastic creativity, sent photos for the website, and given their time to help Friends of Hillcrest and our School.



The heatwave has taken a while to arrive so our sunflowers aren’t quite ready for judgement! 

We’ve decided to announce winners at the start of the new term so your email entries can be sent over the summer or when we arrive back in September. We will send a reminder in the mailbag. 

You can register your entry by emailing a photograph of your competition worthy flower/display & measurements etc to with your NAME, CLASS & FIRST LINE OF YOUR ADDRESS. 


If you’re in year 6 and have been busy cultivating your crop, fear not, you can still enter the competition as you will of course always be part of the Hillcrest family. 

There are top prizes available for winners of the following categories, including a £100 Gift Voucher for a Family Portrait at 


BEST IN BLOOM – Most impressive display

POLLINATOR SUPERHERO – most attractive display to flying friends 

Entries will be judged by the Community Gardens’ Head Gardener. For any close contenders a doorstep visit will be arranged! 




New Committee and Volunteers needed - can YOU help? 


In September several Friends of Hillcrest committee members and long-standing volunteers will be moving on. 


All parents and carers are automatically members of Friends of Hillcrest, but we need new people willing to give some of their time to take Friends of Hillcrest forward. Over the next school year it will be more important than ever to connect though shared experiences and fun, and bring the Hillcrest community back together - hopefully face to face! 


Specific roles include Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. We will also need Trustees, two Class Reps for each Year group and we always need Volunteers who can give as much or as little time as they can to help make events happen. For further information about what each role involves, please click here. 


Joining Friends in any capacity is a great way to meet fellow members of the Hillcrest community. Many past and present committee members will remain as advisors/volunteers and will be available to provide support, answer questions and give advice about how things have worked previously. 


If you are interested in knowing more or would like to be added to our mailing list, please email us at: