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Kings Camp 2019

Kings Camps are running here at Hethersett Old Hall School in 2019 and today is the final day of their early bird offer which gives you 10% off any bookings made for 2019.

If you have previously booked individual days with Kings Camps, you will be entitled to a 25% discount. This offer will end at midnight so to take advantage of this offer please phone 0114 263 2160 to book.

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It’s a Girl!

Many congratulations to Miss Cushing and her fiancé on the birth of their daughter Eloise Amelia Rose. Eloise was born on 18th July weighing 6lbs 3oz. Mother and baby are both doing well and we wish them all the best.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Whilst tending to the grounds today, Mr Young came across this rather large caterpillar. It is an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar which is one of the largest caterpillars found in the British Isles. The species is named after its resemblance to an elephant’s trunk. Eventually, it will turn into a beautiful elephant hawk-moth as shown below. Have a look at this fascinating video, too!

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Soccer Aid tickets anyone?

How would you like to see Robbie Williams playing football against the likes of Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Gordon Ramsay at Old Trafford this weekend? Mrs Grove has three tickets available for the amazing  Soccer Aid for Unicef event up for grabs at the reduced price of £35 each (normally £50). These are top seats on the halfway line, and the price also includes a car parking space.

See the Soccer Aid website for the list of celebrities taking part – this really is an exciting, unmissable event: Sunday June 10th with gates open from 5pm for an 8pm kick-off. First-come, first served – please call Reception on 01603 810390 tomorrow morning or email marketing@hohs.co.uk.


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King’s Camps first week success!

The first week of activity camps at HOHS provided by kingscamps.org is just drawing to a close in the sports hall this afternoon, and has been a great success!  Manager Ryan and his team of coaches Emily, Dom, Dan and Megan have kept nearly 40 children from HOHS and other schools locally active all week with a range of exciting games, sports and active play. Safeguarding means we couldn’t take pictures while the  sessions were in progress, but Agata, Vera, Alfie and Matthias were very happy to be pictured with their coaches. Alfie’s mum told us, “It has been absolutely amazing, Alfie has really enjoyed every minute and we will definitely be signing up for the summer sessions!” Agata said, “It is really fun, we love it!”

The next sessions will be in the summer holidays,  in the weeks beginning July 30th and August 6th.  To book, go to the Hethersett Old Hall page of the Kings Camps website here. 

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Something fishy in Year 6…

This half term, Year 6 have been getting creative with clay in their DT lessons with Mr Johnston, learning a variety of techniques while making different kinds of pottery fish. We think the final results should be decorative enough to earn a place on a display shelf at home!


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King’s Camps opening ceremony – the gallery

As promised, here are some more images from the Kings Camps launch ceremony on Monday.

Remember you can book for our Easter week and bring a friend (or sibling) free! Go to http://www.kingscamps.org for details.


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King’s Camps opening ceremony – in the news!

Yesterday’s launch at HOHS of our partnership with Kings Camps made it into today’s Eastern Daily Press and Evening News! Click the link to read the story and see some pictures – and watch this space for a gallery of our own pictures from the event.  Many thanks to Norwich City legend Wesley Hoolahan for not only cutting the red tape but also joining in with the excitement of the activity sessions run by Joe from Kings Camps – all the children really enjoyed the fun!

Remember you can book for our Easter week and bring a friend (or sibling) free! Go to http://www.kingscamps.org for details.

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King’s Camps opening ceremony reminder

Parents of children from Years 1-3: please remember to send your child with a full PE kit tomorrow (Monday 22nd January) as they will be participating in free activity sessions in the afternoon. The sessions will follow the opening ceremony at 1.00pm to mark the partnership between HOHS and Kings Camps, who are running our holiday activity weeks here from Easter this year.

You are welcome to attend, and to watch the activity sessions but please note there will be limited spaces in the sports hall.


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Year 6 step back to 1941…

On Tuesday this week, Year 6 travelled back in time to 1941 for a fantastic visit to the Time and Tide Museum.

Dressed as evacuees, we took part in four very interesting workshops at the museum in Great Yarmouth. We met an ARP warden, a housewife, a Home Guard soldier and a shopkeeper who helped us understand what life was like in the town during World War II. We learned how to make a ‘proddy rug’, shook a gas rattle, turned the handles of an air-raid siren, wore a gas mask, held an incendiary bomb, huddled under a Morrisson shelter, took part in Home Guard training exercises and even made carrot sandwiches! Well done, Year 6, for taking part with such enthusiasm!

Mr Peace and Miss Elgood

The children said:

Emma: I loved our trip and want to go there again!

Lydia: I loved every single bit of our experience!

Maxim: The best part of our trip was training with the fierce Home Guard soldier!

Sophie: The best thing was hiding under the Morrisson shelter…it was a great trip!

Izzy: The best part was seeing the different bombs that were dropped!

Maisy: The Time and Tide Museum was awesome. I loved the little street with the houses and shops…I would definitely recommend going there!