Hull City of Culture

Back To Ours Festival 2018


During February half-term Winifred Holtby was once again packed full of families enjoying the incredible Back To Ours Festival as part of Hull’s City of Culture legacy programme. Funded by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund, NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group and Spirit of 2012, families were entertained with music, laughter and storytelling.


First off they were treated to The magical, animated world of Claymation with two of Nick Park's best-loved films, Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Workshops included animation making their own Claymation character, helping chickens fly, attending flight school, becoming members of the Inventor’s Club and helping the scientists make fun contraptions.


The Amazing Bubble Man amazed everyone with his unique show. From square bubbles, bubbles in bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, caterpillar bubbles and even people inside bubbles, The Amazing Bubble had the audience laughing and gasps of amazement from everyone. A colourful, loud and funny show ended our half term fun at Winifred Holtby.

We look forward to lots more events during the Back To Ours Festival 2018 programme.

Blade...Made in Hull

As part of ‘Made in Hull’ you have the opportunity to design your own Blade. Your design could have a theme related to Hull – for example sports, places, or famous people from Hull; or you may want to design your Blade to represent your own hobbies and interests. 

All designs will go on display within the DT area. Pupils who create winning designs will have the chance to then go on and make a Blade with their design on which will then be displayed around the Academy.  

To enter please collect a Blade template sheet from Mr Alexander in DT2.