Ashbourne Hilltop
Primary and Nursery School

with ERS Provision

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Letter from Whale lands Big Fish for School

Over the last few months Hilltop has seen lots of changes as we have surged forwards on the journey to become a Primary School. There have been many moments of excitement like the arrival of the new modular classroom however something that caused sadness to the children and staff was the loss of a tree that had to be taken down to make way for the excavators.


One of our pupils Martha Whale expressed her feelings in a letter that was sent to Rt Hon Sir Patrick McLoughlin MP explaining what had happened to the tree and inviting him along to help the school children to plant a replacement tree.


On Friday 20th October Sir Patrick came to plant the tree and with the help of Martha and Mrs Jaques the tree is now in position. Although it was a rainy morning the children and staff were not deterred and sang two school songs to their visitor.


After the tree planting Sir Patrick spent time in Orange Class with our junior pupils where he hosted a Q&A session. The children asked some very intelligent questions, asking about the Prime Minister, and if he had met Donald Trump! The children were truly inspired by their insight into Westminster.