Hethersett Old Hall School (HOHS) blog – an independent day school near Norwich, Norfolk.

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County Badminton Success for Izzy!

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Congratulations to Izzy (Year 10) who has been selected to play for both the U16 and U18 Norfolk Badminton teams.  Izzy is pictured below, left, after winning an adults tournament with her doubles partner Charlotte over the Summer.  Her first county match is this Sunday when she’ll be travelling to play against Essex for the Under 18 team. Good luck!


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Dancing to success!

Well done to Agata, Beatrix, India, Jessica and Sophia – some of our lovely Year 2 girls – for achieving excellent results in their ARTS dance exams recently!

  • Do you have achievements to tell us about? Drop us a line at marketing@hohs.co.uk and tell us about it!

 


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Congratulations to Chloe!

Chloe  (Year 2) entered two LAMDA exams over the summer, one a solo Entry Level Award in Communication, for which she got a distinction scoring 99/100; and the second  a group effort for which her group scored 98/100. She received the results a couple of weeks ago and was super pleased!

You can find out more about the exams on the  LAMDA website. Please ask at Reception if you are interested in taking LAMDA classes via HOHS, with  our highly experienced tutor Jane Hardy.


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Isabella’s Gymnastics Awards

Isabella (Year 3) loves gymnastics and has been working her way through her British Gymnastics proficiency awards at Levels 8, 7, 6, 5 & 4. Earlier this month she was presented with the certificates for all of these, making her parents very proud indeed! Isabella is now working towards  Levels 3, 2 & 1. The second picture shows some of the skills tested for Level 3. Well done, Isabella!



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Celebrating GCSE results at HOHS!

There were smiles and hugs all round at HOHS this morning as our Year 11 girls collected their GCSE results and celebrated the fruits of their hard work. Well done, everyone – and we wish you all the very best with your A Levels and vocational programmes next year.


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Happy smiles as Year 13 receive A Level results!

It may have been raining outside this morning, but there were sunny smiles in the hall as our Upper Sixth leavers celebrate another good year of A Level results and their next steps into the worlds of higher education and further training.  Mr Crump says:

“Our hard-working Year 13 girls can be proud of their achievements. They are a multi-national year group and we wish them well as they head off to universities in England and beyond – from Newcastle to Canada – or to their chosen workplace-based training.  I am delighted that all those applying to university have gained places on their chosen courses again this year –  something in which the school takes great pride – with  subjects as diverse as geography, animation, paramedicine, equine management and international development.”

The percentage of passes from A*- C has jumped up by twelve per cent on last year’s total – 73% compared to 61% in 2016 – so there is cause for celebration across the board.

Mr Crump added:

“Of course it’s not just about exam results, important and pleasing as they are. We hope our young women leave this school with well-rounded personalities, achievements in many areas and familiarity with leadership, hard work and high personal aspirations – these are the qualities every employer looks for in a rapidly-changing and uncertain world.”

Pictured below, left to right:  2016-17 Head Girl Anna, who will be studying Politics and English Literature at Newcastle University;  Emily, who is off to Royal Holloway College to study geography and Khloe,  who is heading for Brighton to study paramedic practice.

Deputy Head girl Tami, in the second picture,  has been offered places at  York University in Toronto and the University of Ottowa to study International Development as a step towards her ultimate ambition –  to open maternity clinics and paediatric centres in Malawi to help women with obstetric fistulas and premature babies. Tami received three good A Levels and an A* for her Extended Project Qualification,  for which she composed The Bluest Eyes, a song on black women’s self-image. Tami gained  the maximum 100% marks and you can  listen to her powerful song here.

 

 



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HOHS at the Royal Norfolk Show!

Despite heavy rain causing a bit of a mishap with our marquee the day before, we had a great two days at the Royal Norfolk Show this week and it was a delight to see so many current and past pupils and some former staff members, as well as chat to families interested in our school.

We were so proud of our pupils who won art and writing prizes at the Show and would like to thank Mr Crump and some of the parents who attended the presentations for these pictures, as well as the ones of the children enjoying themselves at the Show.

  • Did YOU capture any special moments at the show? Email them to marketing@hohs.co.uk and we will post the best on the blog and Facebook.
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Charlotte, Daisy and Chloe on the Pensthorpe stand – thanks Mrs Tricker for this one!

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Chloe with her Highly Commended farmland painting

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Izzy (Year 9) pictured at the Show with Chief Constable Simon Bailey from the Norfolk Constabulary.

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Prize winners!

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More prize-winners…

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And more prize winners!