Our School Partner Activities
Hillingdon Libraries’ new Online Kids’ Club
We’d like to invite you to Hillingdon Libraries’ new Online Kids’ Club, where you’ll find exciting activities for you and your children to enjoy.
With Hillingdon’s libraries closed for the time being, we hope our Kids’ Club will help bring the fun of our regular children’s activities into people’s homes.
There’s a weekly book club, Lego challenges, Code Club, craft tutorials, quizzes and more. We’re even working on ways to bring our popular weekly storytimes for younger children to the digital world - watch this space!
|At the heart of our new Kids' Club are three main strands, featuring new activities every week: A Book Club on Tuesdays, our Lego Challenge on Wednesdays, and every Thursday a STEM-themed Code Club instalment.
The Book Bunch Online Reading Club will release a new title every month that you can borrow for free on the BorrowBox app, using your Hillingdon Libraries card. Every Tuesday, we’ll bring you new activities to tie-in with our monthly read, from crafts to writing cues. We’ll also be asking for your children’s reviews. This month’s book is the hugely popular The 13-Storey Treehouse, by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.
Our Lego Challenge will be released every Wednesday, and task your children to complete an imaginative Lego project, based on a different theme each week.
Code Club will take place on Thursdays and feature a range of STEM-based coding projects.
We’re still in the early stages of developing the Kids’ Club, and we have lots of exciting plans for it, so please keep checking back to see what we’ve added.
We hope to see you soon, both online and - before too long - back in the library, too.
With best wishes,
The Hillingdon Libraries Team
Design your Dream bike - Hillingdon Road Safety Team
During these unusual times of change and uncertainty the STARS team at Hillingdon Council would really like to invite as many children as possible to take part in an exciting borough wide ‘Design your Dream Bike’ art competition!
It is so important for your child to continue to feel part of their school and wider community, and we are committed to encouraging fun activities that offer a creative outlet for your children as well as asking them to think about the benefits of active travel on their health and the planet.
We are asking children to draw what their dream bicycle would look like. It doesn’t have to be a conventional two-wheel bicycle, the bike can be as wacky and inventive as they want. The more creative the better! Think wings and rockets and you are on the right track! Children are encouraged to use their imagination and whatever medium they have to hand! Paints, pencils, crayons, pens, all are totally acceptable!
Once the top 3 winning designs from each key stage have been selected, they will be sent to a graphic designer to be turned into a piece of art - digitising the design and adding colour and backgrounds to the print, which will then be mounted and framed for your child to keep.
They will also win an amazon gift card to spend on whatever they wish!
Prize breakdown (for each KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4):
- 1st Place will receive a £50 Amazon Voucher and an A3 framed print of their bike
- 2nd Place will receive a £30 Amazon Voucher and an A4 framed print of their bike
- 3rd Place will receive a £15 Amazon Voucher and an A5 framed print of their bike
In addition, we are hoping to exhibit the work at a local library, subject to changes to the current lockdown conditions.
How to guide:
Attached is a template that could be printed out and used by your child, however, if you don't have access to a printer please feel free to use any piece of paper and art supplies you have!
Have your child draw their dream bike and then send it back to the STARS Team by the competition deadline, Thursday 30th April 2020! Please email all designs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The STARS team will then contact the winners by email.
The team looks forward to seeing your designs! Good Luck everyone!
Parent Info Sheet_Dream Bike.pdf
Dream Bike Template.pdf