The Friends and Family of Highfields proudly present…HIGHFEST 2017! Bigger and better than ever, for the 5th year running, our Big Top Circus event included more activities than ever: face painting, festival crafts, circus skills workshop, samba music workshop, bouncy castles and slide, 5-a-side football tournament, welly wanging, hook-a-duck, the stocks (poor Mr Lewis!), splat-a-rat. With entertainment from live band The Supanovas, the party went on into the evening with the Highfest Disco, evening cinema and singsong around the campfire.

Food was served throughout the entire day by our fabulous Chef Ling and his team, with a BBQ lunch, afternoon cream tea, chilli supper and hot pasties at midnight.  Our well stocked bar featured fine wines from Ann et Vin and heritage ales from Welbeck Brewery…

Hardy festival goers pitched tents for overnight camping, although some took glamping to a new height in luxury yurts or their own caravans (very smart).  The cricket pitch was transformed into a field resembling Glastonbury.  Breakfast appeared as if by magic with hot bacon and sausage rolls, muffins and hot chocolate.  What more could we eat after that lot?!

Here is a selection of pictures from the gallery…


































































The FFH would like to say a big, big thank you to everyone who supported Highfest 2017.  It was a blast and yet again has provided us with some very special schoolday memories of Highfields.  Our very special thanks go to:

  • Chef Ling and Jordan for going beyond the call of duty in providing us with simply the finest food you will ever find at any festival
  • Mr Saunders for his on-site support and expertise
  • Mr and Mrs Mason (our own Des and Angie) for running the bar
  • Mr Thomson for his invaluable and unflappable help
  • and to Mrs Abel without whom none of this would have been possible because she thought of it

We would also like to thank all the teachers who have kindly volunteered their time; the children for making our colourful bunting, all the parent volunteers who have helped us is setting up the event and for giving their time during it to ensure that every activity was supervised and – of course – to everyone who bought a ticket and came along to enjoy this unique experience at our amazing school.


11 June 2017