Litter Pick Week

The High Peak Kids Council are continuing to make a difference to their local environmentlitterpick 2 by helping keep it clean.  We couldn’t believe people would drop litter next to a bin!


Y5/Y6 Girls Football – Hague Bar

girlsfootieReport by Ella C 

Our first game was against Hayfield Blue team, Hayfield got the ball first and unfortunately scored a goal. We quickly followed up and with some good teamwork kicked the ball in the net, we thought a goal for Hague Bar – but it didn’t count as it hit the bar.

Final result: Hayfield 1, Hague Bar 0

5 games later it was us against Newtown. We got the ball by good tackling by Millie, Holly A, Hannah and Imogen, then with some great passes by the team Grace managed to score a goal even though the Newtown goal keeper was quite good. Just before the end of the game Newtown got a penalty (we don’t know why!). The Hague Bar team made a wall and Newtown kicked it, somehow it got through the wall heading straight for the goal, but was saved by me.

Final Result: Hague Bar 1, Newtown 0
Our final game was against New Mills Blue team. Amazing team work got us the ball quickly and we scored (Yay)! New Mills were quick to fight back, but great defending by Holly W stopped lots of goals but they still managed to sneak one past us.

Final Result: Hague Bar 1, New Mills 1
Hague Bar came joint 2nd in our League with Hayfield Blue. The winners overall were Hayfield Red.


UKParliamentWeek_LogoDuring the get-together of the High Peak Kids Council at St Mary’s Primary last Tuesday, we heard that HPKC has been registered to take part in UK Parliament Week on 12-18 November

UK Parliament Week sees people of all ages across the UK, from Orkney to the Isle of Wight, take part in events and activities that engage them with the UK Parliament, explore what it means to them, and empowers them to get involved.

A resource pack will be sent to Hague Bar to share with the schools; meanwhile you can find out more at




HPKC dance festival report

This year the dance festival was at New Mills Secondary School. It was a great sucess.

All the performances showed great team work and confidence. We thought that some of the choreorography was excellent and highly creative this year.

There were some new moves that we hadn’t seen before…the floss was amazing.

It was great some more solo perfromances this year. This shows that people have more confidence to have a go this year.

It was very interesting to see that some schools had made thier own and matching costumes. This made thier dances look very professional.

We felt school chose thier music for thier dances correctly with up beat dances to livley music.

Thanks to everyone for thier wonderful performances and to the High School for letting us use thier stage. We must also thank the organisers because we could not do it without you.

Report written by Lucy and Alfie HPKC reps from New  Mills Priamry School


Pupils against dog poo!


Little Ideas. BIG DIFFERENCE Award from Parliament


HPKC entered the Houses of Parliament Speaker School Council award challenge in May.


We read the letter from The Rt Hon John Bercow MP and decided to submit an application for this award because we know that we make a BIG DIFFERENCE!!


 We told the Houses of Parliament all about our dog poo poster campaign……”Pupils against dog poo!”


All 11 schools made posters telling people in New Mills that we were fed up of the dog poo in our streets. We put the posters up around New Mills for everyone to see. The Speaker of the Houses of Parliament thought our campaign deserved a Highly Commended award and they sent us a certificate.








New Mills y3/4 Football Tournament

We interviewed some of the boysy3/4 football team after they took part in a tournament at the leisure centre.

  1. How did you do?

We did well. We passed the ball around really  confidently and were very happy that we  happy that we came second.

2. What were your tactics?

To pass the ball around when we got close enough to the goal – SHOOT INTO THE GOAL!

3. What did you do well?

We had really good teamwork and did not have any players hogging the ball.

The  Leisure Centre Sports  hall is always busy with events for New Mills children

Reported by Lara and Frankie

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Y5&6 girls and boys football tournament


The football tournaments (girls and boys) were really fun because we had to play five minute matches against other schools. Both girls and boys got into the finals, but the girls came second and the boys were winners. As the boys won, this time they got to go to a second tournament in Glossop. They got silver medals when they finished. We really enjoy these sports competitions with other High Peak schools.

Reported by Madi and Archie.