Community Links

Hillcrest sits at the heart of the community with close links with many local organisations - Redcliffe Children's Centre, Sydenham Road Under Fives (who use our playground), Totterdown Baptist Church, Holy Nativity Church, TRESA (Totterdown Residents Environmental and Social Association), Totterdown Children's Community Workshop, Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust and the Totterdown Front Rooms Art Trail, to name but a few.  There are also local businesses owned by current or ex-Hillcrest families who are very much engaged with the school.
 
The school building is a valued community resource and the hall is used outside school hours for a range of classes and events.
 
 
Working on a mural design for a building in Arnos Vale Cemetery.
The school has strong links with the Arnos Vale Trust and the cemetery is a fantastic resource for all sorts of learning, including Forest School.
 
 
 
Yr 6 children representing Hillcrest at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the war memorial in Arnos Vale Cemetery.
 
 
And welcoming royalty... also at Arnos Vale
 
 
A visit from the Blood Bike team.  We also have visitors from our local police force, fire and paramedic services.
 
 
Yr 6 participated in the Deki Tenner Tournament, a charitable enterprise competition organised by a loclal charity.
 
 
Hillcrest children worked with the National Trust, coming up with ideas for a new play area in Leigh Woods.
 
 
Hillcrest is participating in the Bristol Incredible Edible project. We're planning to use every scrap of bare earth in the school grounds to grow vegetables this year with the help of the children and staff and parent volunteers.
 
 
The Hillcrest community supports many charities and the children are always keen to be involved in fund raising events throughout the year.  Dressing up and cake sales are always popular! 
 
The school is a collection point for the Matthew Tree Food Bank.
 
 
 
Hillcrest is a key venue in the annual Totterdown Front Rooms Art Trail.  In the week running up to the trail, the children are all involved in a big, exciting art project.  Their art work is exhibited at the weekend when the school building is open to the public, hosting a variety of artists and workshops.  
 
 
A Carribean Buffet... organised by some of our Hillcrest parents.  What a fantastic community event! And a fitting end to Black History Month.