The Hills Come Alive at the 10th Hills Heartbeat Festival

Found in: School News | Published on: 01 April 2016

The Armadale Hills came alive as Southern Hills Christian College celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Hills Heartbeat Festival on April 2.

“The festival was created to give the college a tangible way of engaging with our local community,” said principal Mr. Gavin Nancarrow.

“Approximately 2,000 people visited the college over six hours, with the campus full soon after 10am.

“Our greatest success at Southern Hills Christian College is Word of Mouth, and we thank our community for their support and encouragement,” he said.

The festival featured rides, activities, markets, performances and challenges on the high ropes course, including the super swing and abseiling.

Hundreds of families took part in the event and children completed stamp-cards after exploring the campus.

Dozens of community stalls lined the courtyards while a sideshow alley and bouncy slide, along with activities across the college’s classrooms kept kids thinking and entertained.

 “I would like to thank all the parents and staff who have supported the school through involvement in the festival, and specially acknowledge Renea Gudgeon for coordinating the project over the last six months,” said Mr. Nancarrow.