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The bluest eyes…

Tami (Year 13) has been researching self-perceptions of black women for her EPQ (Extended Project Qualification). Her research culminated in the composition of her own powerful song, reflecting how black women’s self esteem has long been affected by societal prejudices about skin colour and hair type.  Yesterday she presented her findings, and her song, to senior pupils and staff and afterwards took questions from the audience.

Tami, who is our Deputy Head Girl, said, “I chose to compose a song, The Bluest Eyes, because music is such a strong focus in my life. The inspiration came from a book of the same name by Toni Morrison, whose characters are so desperate to be considered beautiful in the white world that they hate their own skin colour and hair type.”

In the second picture below Tami is with Lilyella and Khloe who have also completed EPQ projects: look out for reports on their presentations coming soon.

  • Did you know…? The EPQ involves in-depth research into your own choice of topic and the creation of either a 5,000-word report or a ‘product’ and a shorter report. You then make a 15-minute presentation which is recorded for the external assessors.

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PA meeting this afternoon!

Just a quick reminder that there will be a Parents’ Association meeting today at 4pm in the Quiet Room. Any parent interested in finding out more about our friendly group, or able to offer help for the school fete in May, the main topic for this afternoon, please come and join us!


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Special show-and-tell for Scarlett, Year 1

Scarlett is very proud of her daddy and so are all of us at HOHS!
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Year 1 guitar heroes

We couldn’t resist this lovely image of Year 1’s Harvey and Alfie with their guitars today! Harvey has guitar lessons at school with Mr Dodds and Alfie had his guitar for his birthday. Rock stars of the future, perhaps?

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Lego Laughs for Boarders!

This weekend the boarders went to see the Lego Batman Movie in Norwich. Reviews were mixed as some of the girls are fully paid-up Batman fans, but everyone roared with laughter at least twice during the film. The catchy songs are going to remain firmly embedded in our minds so don’t be surprised to hear some of the girls humming next week!
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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:
Homemade soup
Crispy Chicken Fillets with Ham and Cheese Sauce
Mixed Vegetables
Parmentier Potatoes
Crispy Quorn Fillets
Salad Bar
Fruit Jelly
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

TUESDAY LUNCH:
Homemade soup
Beef Curry
Vegetable Curry
Rice, Saag Aloo and Naan Bread
Salad Bar
Pancakes with choice of Sauces
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:
Homemade soup
Farmhouse Pork Sausages
Onion Gravy
Sliced Green Beans
Creamed Potatoes
Vegetarian Sausages
Salad Bar
Fruit Sponge Pudding and Custard
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

THURSDAY LUNCH:
Homemade soup
Chicken Strips in a Mild Chilli Sauce
Macaroni
Mixed Salad
Doritos
Mushrooms and Peppers in a Mild Chilli Sauce
Salad Bar
Maple Flavoured Creme Caramel with Satsumas
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

FRIDAY LUNCH:
Homemade soup
Cod Fish Fingers
Skinny Fries
Mozzarella Sticks
Baked Beans
Salad Bar
Yogurts
Fresh Fruit
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Check mates in the courtyard!

Year 6 were busy setting up a new outdoor chess game in the courtyard earlier this week. They filled the pieces with water to weight them before setting them out on the giant chess board. The game was bought for use by all pupils following suggestions made in the School Council and we anticipate it will get plenty of use on fine days! The chess game is a welcome addition to the other traditional games in this lovely old part of the school grounds.

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