Hillsborough Public School wins Clued-Up Kids

Publication date: Monday, 10 July 2017

Congratulations to Hillsborough Public School for winning this year’s Clued-Up Kids competition at Belmont Courthouse.

“We had some fabulous, entertaining entries this year, including re-enactments, hand-drawn memes and PowerPoint presentations, making the judges’ jobs especially difficult,” said Belmont Deputy Registrar and program organiser Catherine Piper. 

“The students from Hillsborough Public School were very worthy winners – they produced a fabulous sock puppet show. 

“Well done also to the runners up, St Francis Xavier Primary at Belmont.”

Clued-Up Kids is an award-winning competition where Year Six students conduct a mock criminal investigation and present their findings to a panel of experts. The program is designed to teach students about the law and criminal justice system.

This year’s competition involved delving into a teen party gone wrong, due to a social media invitation attracting alcohol-affected gate crashers and ensuing violence.

Clued-Up Kids has been running annually since 2009 as part of National Law Week. Created by Mrs Piper, it won a Premier’s Award for Individual Excellence and Achievement in 2014.

Well done to all of this year’s participating schools: Floraville, Hillsborough, Wiripaang (Gateshead) Belmont North, Newcastle East, St Francis Xavier Belmont and St James Kotara South schools.