SISTER ACT PRODUCTION 2018 What a rockin’ finish we’ve had to a fantastic year at Hillview! Our annual production this year was ‘Sister Act’ and has been so much fun to produce, with its success laying at the feet of the students who grabbed ownership of the show from the word GO! They put their all into the production – they were passionate, dedicated and their creativity shone through – really living each part. It was also very exciting that we were able to use the actual costumes and set from the National Touring version of the production. The whole Hillview community is proud of their commitment and hard work which they give day in, day out, in everything that they do. A true credit to what we believe in at Hillview. Thanks, as always, to the Performing Arts team for their hard work and all members of the Hillview community that supported. What a fabulous end to an incredible year!! Well done!
“SISTER ACT PARKING RESTRICTIONS @ EM FORSTER THEATRE There is ONLY Blue Badge and Access parking available on site. Please park at The Tonbridge School Centre car park (TN10 3AD) and walk the 8 minutes across to the theatre. Attached map refers to route. Leave in plenty of time!”
To celebrate the arts in schools and following on from the successful Hillfest 2017, Hillview School for Girls held its first Primary Arts Festival in the grounds of Tonbridge Castle on Friday 6 July. 358 primary school children from 12 local schools took part throughout the day, in six main performance categories, live on stage, with full technical back-up. The quality and sound of the children who performed was outstanding; their costumes amazing and their creativity inspiring. Workshops in Drama and Art were running throughout the day.
Winners on the day were: Dance – Upper Key Stage 2 – Loose Primary School A Musical in 5 minutes – Ryarsh Primary School Upper Key Stage 2 Choir – Brenchley & Matfield CoE Primary School Lower Key Stage 2 Choir – Amherst Primary School A Song from a Musical Upper Key Stage 2 – Goudhurst & Kilndown CoE Primary School
Mrs Burkett said: "This year we were offered a fantastic opportunity by Andy Brett the organiser of The Tonbridge Music festival and we decided to pass this on to our local primary schools to showcase their Performing arts talents and boy were we impressed.
The standards of singing, dancing and acting were incredibly high and whilst we offered winners of each section, any school could have won, they were all fantastic.
It's so important to celebrate the arts, for many students this is the area where they excel, grow confidence and develop resilience, in a time when the arts are disappearing from the curriculum for many students, they won't from Hillview and we will continue to ensure that our own students and students of other local schools are able to showcase their talents and develop a love and passion for all things creative.
A lot of people worked very hard to make this a reality, Andy Brett for his offer and subsequent support, Miss Charly Pope for her work through the planning stage, Mrs Deborah Ellis for her support in the final week pulling everything together, Miss Jeanette Howard for hosting back to back drama sessions throughout the day and Mr & Mrs Pledge for their help in the Arts tent making banners and flags. As always we were supported by some wonderful Hillview students, in particular Leo Patel who compaired the entire event and thanks as always for the ongoing support from the Mayoress & her Escort who helped judge and Tom Tugendhat for opening the event". ... See MoreSee Less