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

Girls 3-18 and boys 3-11, boarding for girls from 9

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Boarders go in search of the Gruffalo

This weekend the boarders explored Thetford Forest in the hunt for The Gruffalo. After downloading the free app, they bravely headed out into the forest to search for clues and gather evidence that The Gruffalo had been by. As you will see from the photos, they found him, and he very kindly posed for some shots! The other Gruffalo characters were out and about, too, and before the rain set in the girls had managed to find them all and gather the evidence they needed that the forest really is home to all sorts of furry and feathered friends.

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Summer uniform

A reminder that all pupils should wear their summer uniform, including boater hats for the Prep Department girls, on their return to school after the Easter holidays, please.  If you are missing any summer uniform items, the uniform shop will be open from 8.30am until 9.30am on Thursday 23rd March and Thursday 30th March  for your last minute purchases. I am sure you are all looking forward to some warmer weather!

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Boarders left hanging at Eaton Vale!

This weekend the boarders relaxed after a busy Open Morning by heading over to Eaton Vale Activity Centre. While the oldest girls learned archery and honed their skills against the targets, the younger boarders headed for the crate-stacking exercise. Using teamwork and no small amount of balance and courage, they stacked the crates as high as possible before they toppled over and left the girls hanging, and their friends holding on to the other end of the ropes!

Miss Cushing
Senior Housemistress
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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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Boarders unleash their inner assassins!

At the weekend the boarders went to Quasar in Norwich and unleashed their inner assassins by shooting each other with laser guns whilst trying to take over the other team’s camp. It was a very noisy and adrenalin-filled experience as each team battled it out to win territory and points. Congratulations go to Sofia and Mia who were the highest scorers in each team. After an intense shoot out the Red team triumphed and were awarded their certificates.




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Boarders go tubing

This weekend the boarders visited Norfolk Snowsports Club in Norwich for a tubing experience. The sun shone and the skies cleared in time for the girls to hurl themselves down the slopes in the giant inflatable rings. The shrieks of laughter grew even louder when the centre turned on the water jets, as the slope became even faster!




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Boarders visit the pantomime

Oh no they didn’t! Oh yes they did!

The first week back after Christmas is the traditional Pantomime trip, this year to see Jack and the Beanstalk at the Theatre Royal in Norwich. The girls had a wonderful time and threw themselves into the singing and joking with great enthusiasm. Everyone was delighted to hear Hethersett Old Hall School’s name called out, and gave a rousing cheer. The growing of the beanstalk was particularly brilliant and the girls spent ages trying to work out “how they did it”. We were also thrilled to see a former pupil, Sarah Farmer, who, having studied drama at HOHS, has now taken up a career in theatrical lighting.

Miss Cushing


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