To hope is to believe something can happen, to make life better in some way.

In times of adversity we can always find reason to hope.

'Hope Springs Eternal' - Alexander Pope (1734).

Giving a positive focus for pupils and school staff, supported by parents/carers, we invite you to send us your 60 second video clips

demonstrating the theme 'Hope Springs Eternal' in whatever creative way you choose!

We welcome entries from all of our Partners, from nursery to sixth form

Your online pack contains:

Competition quick reference summary

Our competition guide

A3 Poster to display

Flyer suitable to share on social media to generate interest from children and parents/carers – we’d love to see your posts on our @hopeteachers Twitter feed using the hashtag #LHUHopeSpringsEternal

(including space to input your school email address for entries)

A word from our special guest judges

Pauline Daniels

"I’m delighted to have been asked to take part in the judging of this competition. Bringing all our young people together to encourage expression, performance and creative thinking is a powerful and inspirational exercise.

We have an outstanding pool of talent in this region - let’s find some new shining stars! My advice to those taking part comes in the words of Shakespeare: ‘Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.’"

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Frank was thrilled to hear about the competition and immediately agreed to be a judge "Of course I'd be delighted to help with the competition."

Frank is Professor of Reading and Communication at Liverpool Hope and is passionate about the work that he does to encourage creativity in children of all ages.

Jamil Abbasi

Representing Morecrofts on the judging panel, Jamil Abbasi currently studies Musical Theatre at The Guildford School of Acting.

He was part of the Liverpool Empire Youth Theatre for 5 years and in that time he took on several leading roles.

He has achieved Grade 8 in Musical theatre singing and has both performing and directorial experience from his time at The Liverpool Blue Coat School and LIPA.

He is really looking forward to judging this event and wishes the participants good luck.

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Thank you in advance for the many entries that we anticipate receiving - we hope that you will enjoy producing them!