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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Get on board the Titanic…

How would you like to discover what life was really  like on board the most famous and ill-fated ocean liner of all time, and meet some of  her famous characters – before disaster strikes? Time and Tide museum in Great Yarmouth is currently hosting  Titanic: Honour and Glory,  voted one of the top five exhibitions in the UK by The Times newspaper.  It’s a unique exhibition which really brings to life the history of the legendary ill-fated ocean steamer and will capture the imagination of all the family.  Daily from  10am-4.30pm until 24 September 2017 – find out more from the Time and Tide website.

  • Going to this, or any other exhibition or event? Don’t forget to send us your pictures – small (but fun!) prizes from Mrs French at the beginning of term for any we can use on the blog!


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Mrs Woods’ run for Great Ormond Street

HOHS Head of PE  Laura Woods was among more than 6,000 runners to complete yesterday’s Run Norwich 10km event – well done to her!  The route took competitors in a circuit around the city, passing landmarks such as the castle, cathedral and Carrow Road stadium, before finishing in front of City Hall.  Mrs Woods  writes:

“Congratulations to all those who ran in the Run Norwich 10k event yesterday,  Sunday 6th August. I ran on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital with a group of my friends.  I’m not as fast as the legendary Mo Farah but I still felt a huge sense of achievement, pride and relief when I crossed the finish line! Thank you to the crowds of people that supported all those who ran. The cheering really helps!! Enjoy the rest of your summer holiday.”

The Eastern Daily Press has a great gallery of photos from the event which you can browse here.

 

 


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Young People’s Election Debate

Senior pupils interested in the issues at the heart of our forthcoming election can ask questions and hear what local MPs  of all political persuasions have to say at a debate at Norwich’s OPEN venue in Bank Plain on Tuesday evening from 6.00-8.00pm. It’s free but you need to sign up to book a ticket. 

The MPs taking part will be:
• Clive Lewis (Labour)
• Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrats)
• Richard Bearman (Green Party)
• Chloe Smith (Conservative representative)

Going? Please email marketing@hohs.co.uk afterwards to let us know what you thought of the debate!

 

 


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Free virtual reality playground in Chapelfield Gardens this weekend

Don a VR headset, jump on a playground swing, and be transported inside an experimental virtual reality ride created by the world’s only Thrill Engineer, Professor Brendan Walker, and his team of Thrill Laboratory technicians! You may find yourself riding on the back of a giant mechanical jellyfish or atop a lumbering robot… you’ll find out when you get there!

As part of the wonderful Norfolk and Norwich Festival,  a virtual reality playground has been doing the rounds…and this weekend is the last chance to experience it if you haven’t already! It will be in the city’s Chapelfield Gardens from 12noon-6.00pm both tomorrow and Sunday. It’s free and there is no need to book.

Find out about other FREE events as the festival draws to a close this weekend.


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Aged 11-18? Write a poem or story and win a prize!

We know that there’s some amazing writing talent amongst our pupils – so here is an exciting opportunity for you to have your work recognised!  Entries have to come from your school email address, so send your poem, story or essay to marketing@hohs.co.uk,  making sure to include all the information asked for in the instructions below, and we will forward it on to the competition organisers. Good luck!

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Name that tune…in flowers!

While school may be closed for the holidays, the buildings and grounds are still buzzing with activity! We have had a Tai chi group using the sports hall and other facilities all week, and yesterday in the Barn, talented NAFAS demonstrators Melissa Sheldrake and Brenda Tubb provided an audience of more than 70 flower-arranging enthusiasts with some amazing ideas for floral arrangements with the theme “Name that Tune”, followed by afternoon tea.  This event was in aid of  Oaktrees Respite Care in Attleborough and was arranged by our Exams Officer Jane Morgan.

 


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Learn to Swim with former HOHS pupil Jess Warner

Former HOHS pupil and swimming teacher Jess Warner is now running some of her Swimming Gems classes at our pool.  Jess recently taught Mrs Grove to swim for her Duke of Edinburgh’s Diamond Challenge. “She is a fantastic teacher and helped me overcome my life-long reluctance to swim – it was fun and I was thrilled when I achieved my ambition to swim a kilometre!”, says Mrs Grove. “I would recommend Jess as a teacher to anyone of any age who wants to learn to swim or hone their techniques.” Anyone interested, please contact Jess direct – details are on the poster  below –  or pick up a leaflet from the school entrance hall.

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