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 Easter 2017

Class 3 Trip to Markeaton Adventure Hub

On her last day at Hulland School, Mrs Brooks-Clayton treated class 3 to a session at the high ropes course at Markeaton Park. The children had a fantastic time and each one pushed themselves to go higher and further than they thought they could.  The instructors were complimentary about how the children looked after each other and encouraged each other.  They were a credit to the school.

A big "Thank you" to Mrs B-C and her husband (holding the sign in the picture) and we wish her well for the future.

Hulland School Class 3

 Click here for High Ropes Gallery 1 (landscape photos)

 Click here for High Ropes Gallery 2 (portrait photos)


Autumn 2016

plough match 

Brailsford Ploughing Match

On Wednesday 5th October, Hulland Church of England Primary School attended the 111th Annual Ploughing Match at Woodhouse Farm in Dalbury Lees.

This year the weather was kind and we enjoyed watching the horses ploughing, all the tractors and seeing our entries in the children's classes.

For the second year running we were the proud winners of the 'Perpetual Silver Cup' awarded to the school gaining the most points in the children's class.



Macmillan Fund-raising Bake Off

Thank you to everyone who supported the school in raising money for Macmillian Cancer Care. Hulland Church of England Primary School held a 'Bake Off' and in so doing raised over £450 for this charity. All the children baked cakes and enjoyed watching their family and friends enter our 'Bake Off.'  The showstoppers were impressive, especially the 'Rocky Mountain' produced by the school Cookery Club which received 3rd Place.


Autumn 2016


Spring 2016

Super Sports Relief

On Friday 17th March, Hulland C.E. Primary School ran 78.5 miles for charity around the school’s track in a non-stop relay from 9:00am- 3:00pm. All the children took part and had the option to run, jump, skip, or walk around the path.

The school beat its 2014 record by 3 ½ miles and raised an amazing £634 for Sports Relief.

Charlie Reid, a year 6 pupil of Hulland School said, “We did very well, we raised a lot of money and ran a lot of miles.”

Also Freya, Year 5 said, “It was a tiring day we gave it our all and raised an amazing amount for charity!”

The school is very proud of all of the children - as everyone joined in!

So far this year the school has raised £1,039 for charity, well done everyone!!

By Ashleigh and Lucas


Hi 5 Netball Tournament

On 16th March Hulland’s Y5 and 6 children took part in a Hi 5 Netball tournament. They played 5 games and won every game; 6-0, 3-1, 3-0, 3-0 and 4-0.

Y6 pupil, Rosie said, “I was very proud of my teammates for winning every match and how we played as a team. We all really enjoy playing netball, it was a great experience. ”

by Lottie


Football News

A 7 a side football tournament is coming up at Q.E.G.S. and Hulland have eagerly taken the challenge. After their victories at the last tournament, hopes are high. This year we hope to beat Osmaston and Parkside. With some quality players we wish to get a good place, hopefully in the top ten. The squad can’t wait to go and every player wants to play their part. The results will be in the next issue.

by Daniel and George 


Indoor athletics

On the 29th February Y5 and 6 took part in an indoor athletics competition at QEGS. Unusually for us we decided to take two teams instead of just the one.  “I really enjoyed the indoor athletics competition because it was really interesting because we were competing against ourselves in a fun way.”

Freya, Year 5 said, “The year 5 team and the year 6 team both did extremely well, they had been prepared  for this in their PE lessons and the hard work paid off.”

by Rosie  

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New Sports Kit

Everyone at Hulland School would like to thank family, friends and members of the local community who have made donations to their recent ‘Ragtex’ collections. All the money received from these collections has been used to fund a new sports kit which the children cannot wait to wear at the 7 aside football tournaments next week.



Eggsellent Easter

As a Church School we took the opportunity of visiting Brailsford Church to find out more about the Easter story in an Easter Experience afternoon.

With the help of Reverend Phil and his team the children participated in a carousel of activities to explore and understand the different aspects of the Easter Story. The children really enjoyed their own ‘Last Supper,’ and making a creature to go in the Easter Garden of Gethsemane. They particularly enjoyed the Easter Egg that they brought back to school!

It was a pleasure to visit a Church that it is so different to Christ Church. We even found out the Yew tree in the church yard is over 1,000 years old!



Dance Festival

Its back! On the 20th of April, Hulland will be attending the dance festival at QEGS. We are dancing toBeat It by Michael Jackson. Our street dance will blow your socks off! The street dance has been choreographed by Miss Hamley the QEGS dance teacher with help from Mrs Toulson. We believe that this is an outstanding dance.

Lottie a year 6 pupil, “I think we have some great choreography and this is one of the best dances so far, I can’t wait until the big moment.”    

Teacher Mrs B.C said, “I saw the dance for the first time today and got tingles watching it. There are some really talented dancers. They should all be really proud of themselves.”

Read the next edition of the Hulland Herald to find out how we got on.

by Freya 


 world book day

world book day

World Book Day

When World Book Day arrived lots of crazy costumes came too; from Godzilla to a ghost buster – all the children dressed up as their favourite book character and had a great time sharing books with their friends.

We had a World Book Day themed Big Breakfast which was amazing with types of food named after characters from books.

“I came dressed up as Willy Wonka and it was great to see other costumes and it was great reading with the infants,” said Sam, Year 6.

Everyone really liked the day and had lots of fun.

By Andrey and Alfred  


Autumn 2015



The Children of Hulland Primary School love to sing at Christmas as it is their way of spreading joy at this very special time of year. Firstly, the school enjoyed raising the roof at Christ Church, Hulland during the annual carol service attended by parents, governors and members of the local congregation.

Everyone enjoyed learning about the message of Christmas with Reverend Phil. Many of the children had received this message through the strange arrival of hundreds of angels all over the village, which only added to their excitement.


 The children also sang at the Christmas fair at the Millennium Hall which was enjoyed by the local community and gave a real festive feel to the event.


By Sam



It might have been Friday 13th but nothing stood in the way of Hulland’s fundraising fun day in aid of Children in Need in November. An action packed day of stalls and games organised by the children, culminated in the biggest talent show yet raising a whopping £405!

The talent show was hosted by Y6 girls Ashleigh and Lottie and talented hopefuls performed in fourteen different acts; the audience and judges were dazzled by the quality and variety of the performances and had to make some very difficult choices.

 In the end, Freya, Ellie, Ava and Jack won the contest with their act ‘Wolf,’ Freya said, ‘it was a real team effort and we enjoyed the rehearsals and the performance. We couldn’t believe it when we found out that we won.’

By Lottie



Hulland School has been presented with a Silver Eco-Schools Award thanks to the efforts of the School's Eco Group in working towards a more sustainable lifestyle. The school’s aim is to work together to make the environment better and learn how to better look after the local plants and animals. To help achieve the Eco Silver award, pupils created a series of slogans that they say to themselves to help them remember:

 Don’t be bitter pick up litter

Don’t be rude compost your food

If you turn off the tap give yourself a clap

Don’t be a disgrace recycle your waste

Don’t be thugs, protect the bugs

To save fuel walk to school

Turn off the lights day and night


In addition, the whole school remains committed to growing plants that encourage butterflies, bees and birds to visit the school grounds. The children also grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs.

A huge well done to all the pupils and staff who worked so hard to achieve this award over the last year.



Determined to make Remembrance Day special this year, children at Hulland School led a warming Remembrance service for the soldiers that lost their lives in WW1, WW2 as well as for those killed in more recent conflicts. There were also prayers for those brave soldiers fighting in war zones around the world today.

Children created beautiful wreaths and crosses with poppies to represent the soldiers.

The whole school came together and walked around the woodland trail to the sitting area where they placed their creations at the foot of a tree and had a few quiet moments to think about the soldiers and the many challenges they face.


Georgi in Year 6 said, “I thought that it was really good that everyone came together to remember all those brave soldiers who fought and are still fighting to protect our way of life.’

By Georgi



Junior children at Hulland recently took part in a tag rugby tournament.

Some children took part in a skills event where the sports leaders at QEGS organised a range of activities and the rest took part in a proper tournament.

Year 6 pupil Rosie takes up the story, ‘In the first game we played Sudbury and then Big Hearts. We tried really hard and had the same amount of tries as Big Hearts. It was decided by a coin flip and we won! After that we went on to win the small schools league which was an amazing feeling!’

By Rosie B




At Hulland Primary School, there is a wide range of clubs and extra-curricular activities for all pupils to enjoy. The current list of clubs includes: book club, drama club, tennis club, hockey club, football club and breakfast club!

A Year 5 pupil in hockey club commented, “Hockey club is a lot of fun as we all come together and we play excellent hockey. This prepares us really well for tournaments and in the last one we entered, we came third overall which was a big achievement as the other schools competing were much larger than ours.”

Football club is also really popular. Here is another quote from a year 5 pupil who represented the school at a recent football tournament, “The football tournament was a great experience and being the only girl, I felt like I had to impress my team and represent them in the best way possible.”

By Rosie



In recent years, local peripatetic music teacher, Sue Edwards has come to Hulland School to deliver personal tuition across a range of instruments. Many children that have learned with Sue have gone on to pursue their musical ambitions at QEGS and even studied music at GCSE.

The school recently celebrated the success of Ellie Michell (Y4) and Daniel Stapley, (Year 6) who both secured their ABRSM Grade 1. Daniel, who plays the clarinet said, ‘I love to play and passing this exam felt like a real achievement.’

Ellie who plays flute says, ‘This has been a great opportunity for me. The flute is a hard instrument to learn, but I love it and am really proud that I passed my grade one.’

By Daniel


A Letter from the Headteacher, please click here.



We had an excellent start to this half term with a week of 'Healthy Living.'

Pupils were really excited about the activities which included: ‘Making a Healthy Plate’, ’A Sugar Quiz’, ‘A Fruity Treasure Hunt’ and ‘Five-a-Day Fruit Monster making’!

Year 4 pupil, Ava Lees, said ”It went really well but my favourite part was making the fruit monsters especially as we got to eat them at the end.”

All week, pupils worked alongside children from other classes to encourage teamwork and finished the week with a whole-school Tai Chi lesson!

By Ashleigh




During Healthy Living Week, the whole school donned ruck sacks, walking boots and sun cream and went on a six mile walk to Carsington Water. Year 5 pupil, Georgi Collyer explained, “It was so much fun, everyone enjoyed themselves and we can`t wait to go again next year.”

Grateful thanks go to the team at Carsington Fields Camping Site who provided a very welcome break along the way with free drinks and snacks for the children.

Year 5 pupil, Rosie Blake said “The walk was fun and on the way back, we stopped at Carsington Fields again and played lots of games.”

Every child walked every step of the way and the weather stayed on our side.

By Lottie




If you’ve been having trouble with strange dreams keeping you awake at night, perhaps a visit to Hulland School on 21st and 22nd July might sort you out! We have been rehearsing for our end of term production, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

With Tor Shaw in the lead role and a host of talented Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils singing and dancing their way through this popular story from The Old Testament, it promises to be a real treat. Please contact the school for tickets.

By Freya




Ten junior children went to a spectacular event called QUAD Kids, an athletics tournament event hosted by QEGS in Ashbourne and attended by children from other primary schools in the area. Year 5 pupil, Sam said, “It was a great event and I am sure everyone enjoyed it.

By Lottie



The 2015 QEGS Football Tournament was a dismal day for us as we came 16th out of 18 schools. However, Tom Bown was our top man and the coach complimented him on his team skills. Lucas Green made some stunning saves and got 3 man of the match awards. Everyone did their best – after all we are only a small school!

By George and Lucas



Hulland School went to a recent rounders tournament at QEGS and scored a record of 12 and a half points in a single game - our best score yet! Although we didn’t win the tournament, we enjoyed playing and learned a lot about the game.

By Georgie



The sun shone, the children cheered and the parents wiped away the odd tear of pride as a string of sporting triumphs made the 2015 Sports Day a real success. Thanks to all those parents, friends and carers who turned out in record numbers to witness this wonderful event. Greens were victorious, closely followed by the Yellows. Well done to all who took part and for those that lost, well, better luck next year!

By Andrey and Aaron



Well done to: Abi, Tor, Sam, Lottie, Alfred, Rosie, Charlie, Ava, Andrey, Daniel, Ashleigh and Evie who represented the school at the Dove Valley Swimming Gala. A special well done to Lottie, Sam and Daniel who made it to the finals of their events and came third.

We are already in training for next year’s swimming gala as we go once a week and next year we hope to win more prizes.        

By Ava



Between Friday 26th and Sunday 28th June, 25 juniors got their annual taste of the great outdoors with a visit to Whitehall outdoor pursuits centre near Buxton.

Ashleigh, a year 5 pupil, explained, “My favourite activity was canoeing because I so enjoyed jumping out of the boat.” All the students had a fantastic time and by taking part in activites such as abseiling and scrambling, they now have memories that will last forever.

By Alfred and Samuel




The year six SATs treat turned out to be a riot and not just because of the water fights, pizza making and movie mayhem. Shortly before 01.00, just as everyone was settling down for the night, the police banged on the school windows and shone torches on the bewildered Year 6s.

Eyewitness Tor Shaw said “We were just about to get to sleep when we heard a big bang on the school doors - it was the police!!! Neighbours had seen torches in the hall and thought we were robbers!”

However, it is very nice to know that our neighbours are watching the school and reporting unusual incidents to the police.

By Tor



Children at Hulland School were treated to a really exciting afternoon recently when local ornithologist, Samantha Russell brought two owls into school for the children to see.

Children stroked and asked questions about an Eagle Owl and an eight week old Siberian Owl chick.

Year 5 pupil, Daniel Stapley said, “Everyone got to touch or hold the owls and they were really heavy!”

Another year 5 pupil, Charlie Reid said “It was an amazing experience and I shall never forget it.”

Everybody loved having the owls in school and would like to thank their owner for offering the children a unqiue privilege of meeting them close up.

By Charlie R and Daniel



As the Hulland Herald goes to print, we will be waving off another cohort as they leave Hulland School to go to Queen Elizabeth’s and Anthony Gell Schools respectively.

The boys will miss Tor Shaw and Tom Bown on the school football team and everyone will miss our talented girls: Lauren Armstrong, Autumn Grocott, Abi Smith and Rosie Michell.

We wish them all the very best of luck for the future.

By Lucas G



To coincide with the General Election in May, junior aged children at Hulland School organised an election of their own and children were asked to vote for their favourite party.

The hustings got underway at playtimes and in the dinner queue – the five political parties presented manifestos on issues ranging from banning homework and improving the school playgrounds to creating a fairer (and greener!) world for us all.

The BFAP (Better For All) Party won, with promises of a more environmentally-friendly Hulland and a better Britain for the children of tomorrow.  

Year 5 pupil, Rosie Blake said “It was so much fun being a candidate. Politics is really interesting and although by the time the next General Election comes around, we’ll all be at QEGS, I hope the younger children in the school will want to have a go.”

By Rosie B


The winning party ‘BFAP’ won the election with their policies on the environment and on improving Britain as a place to live. 


























































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