Mailbag 23 June 2020


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Hillcrest Children Sweep the Board in National Competition!

‘See what I see...’ was a prestigious national prize competition for children aged 5-16, organised jointly by Bath Spa University and The Royal Fine Art Commission Trust.

Entries were assessed by a high profile panel: the esteemed design critic Stephen Bayley, the famous architect Sir Terry Farrell CBE, the award-winning exhibition designer Dinah Casson CBE, and Professor Kyriaki Anagnostopoulou, Head of the School of Education at Bath Spa University.


TWO of the top prize winners are from Hillcrest, including the overall winner!

JASPER KELLY in Year 3 won First Prize in the 5 - 8 age group!

JET WARD in Year 5 won First Prize in the 9 - 12 age group and was the overall competition winner!

Check out their winning entries on the competition website


CONGRATULATIONS to Jet and Jasper! We could not be more proud of you! 



This week is shaping up to be a scorcher! If your child is in school, please apply a high factor sun cream before they come in in the morning and make sure they bring a hat. Remember that school staff cannot put sun cream on for children during the day and it counts as medication so children mustn’t bring it into school.


We’re not wearing uniform at the moment but it IS still school, not the beach! No bare midriffs or micro shorts please! Make sure shoulders are covered to protect them from the sun and that footwear is firmly attached and suitable for running about - not flip flops.



Hillcrest Poetry Day, Friday 3rd July - Have you started learning your poem? We’ve received our first video poetry recital already (you can watch it here)! Send yours to  You can find a list of suggested poems here but feel free to choose from elsewhere too.


Children AND grownups... Would you like to be one of the Doorstep Poetry reciters on the Poetry Trail? Instead of reciting the poem you’ve learned on the stage in the playground as we usually do, there will be a couple of hours on Poetry Day when people on the trail can knock on your door to hear you perform the poem you’ve learned by heart. We know there are some amazing performers out there! Please drop us an email if you’d like to take part, by this Friday, so we can make the Trail Map.



House Point Competition - Thank you to the Endeavour children who have sent in their fiendish ideas for forfeits for the teachers! We have chosen three for Endeavour children to vote on. The winning forfeit video will be sent out to everyone in Endeavour on Friday. Please send your votes in to by 4pm on Wednesday.


Forfeit 1: Willing teachers to put their heads in a bowl of baked beans!

Forfeit 2: Mr Mac to cut Miss Norman's hair!

Forfeit 3: Willing teachers to sing George Ezra - Hold My Girl!


Keep sending in your House Points to It could be your house choosing teacher forfeits next week!



Casting Call - An ex-Hillcrest pupil who works for a film casting company has contacted us about auditions for a major part for a young actor to play an eight year old boy in a feature film, alongside Charlotte Rampling, no less! They are looking for a boy with no previous acting experience, just energy and grit. What an opportunity! Have a look at the Lockdown Social page to find out more.



Look out for your next Mailbag on Friday.