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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From panto to face packs…what our boarders get up to at the weekends!

Our boarders have enjoyed a varied schedule of activities this half term: the pantomime, bowling, roller skating and making their own face packs.

Sleeping Beauty, at the Theatre Royal in Norwich, was a big hit with lots of “he’s behind yous” and booing and hissing. This is an annual trip for the boarders and they said it was as good, if not better, than previous years. You can read a review of the show here.

The bowling was surprisingly competitive, with clever use of the cushions and some friendly cheating going on. Highest score went to Mia and weirdest throw that scored a strike went to Ruby!

We have discovered that Sofia is something of a face pack fan. She had lots of ideas we could try out and is a face pack entrepreneur of the future. We used a combination of yogurt, lemon juice, honey, oats and sugar to make a collection of different products. The yogurt face pack and the brown sugar scrub were clear favourites. We also agreed that the warm porridge oats felt lovely on your face but were revolting to look at! Strictly no pictures were allowed!

Finally, we went roller skating on Saturday. Molly and our gap assistant bravely tried roller skating for the first time while a few of our more experienced students, including Taonga and Olivia, whizzed around the floor.

We wish all our boarders a happy half term break!

Miss Kirkham

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Uniform Shop opening hours

Parents, please note that our Uniform Shop will be open all day on the following Thursdays this term, from 8.30am-4.00pm. On all other Thursdays it will be open from 8.30-9.30am.

Thursday, 11th January

Thursday, 8th February

Thursday 8th March



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Our boarders have landed!

Today our boarders are arriving back to school after their Christmas break and this evening they will be busy catching up with each other’s news, unpacking and sorting their rooms! They will also be meeting our new gap year tutors, Olivia, Eliza and Georgina, who are joining us for the full year.

We look forward to seeing the rest of our school family tomorrow morning, ready for an exciting new Spring term 2018!


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Beautiful Snow Ball!

Yesterday evening the Barn was transformed by hardworking members of our PA into a beautiful winter wonderland for our annual Snow Ball. The senior girls dressed to impress and once again the Mocktail Bar proved a big hit on the night! Many photos were taken and girls are welcome to bring a USB to the marketing office to have them uploaded: here is just a small selection. There will be some more printed out to look through in the Black Hole at school tomorrow – and a gallery on the blog soon.

A huge thank you to our Parents’ Association for helping to fund the evening as well as transforming the barn into such a beautiful wintry venue…

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Boarders Backwoods Cooking

Last Saturday the boarders attended a “Backwoods Cooking” session at Eaton Vale – an opportunity to get a real taste of the great outdoors cook their own food on a camp fire just as you would in the wild! The weather was changeable so we layered up and got ready to cook. We started with a flour and water dough on a stick:  very tasty with chocolate spread! Then we made layers of bread, jam, butter and sugar which were cooked in the coals and tasted like a cross between a doughnut and pancakes. Delicious and a fun and rewarding activity.

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Boarders fun at crazy Congo Rapids

At the weekend our boarders enjoyed a visit to the Norwich Family Golf Centre in Easton to play crazy golf on the Congo Rapids. The course was great fun and included many water features and two boats. There was a lot of friendly cheating and laughter and many golf balls had to be retrieved from the ponds!


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Boarders at Gressenhall

At the weekend, the boarders enjoyed a visit to Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Museum. The beautiful Suffolk Punch horses and very cute piglets were real favourites and we all went on a tractor ride. The museum was very interesting and particularly useful for Year 9 who are studying the period in school. We finished the trip with a session on the zip wire and giant slide which involved a lot of screaming!