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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School not closing for Royal Norfolk Show next week

Parents – just a reminder that the school is open as usual next week on both the Royal Norfolk Show days, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th.

The school will be displaying at the show, though, so if you are visiting the Show, do drop in to our marquee and join us for refreshments and a chat. We are on Stand 5 on Third Drive (close to the Dereham gate). Do tell any of your friends who are going to the Show to drop in, too! We are also looking forward to seeing our art prizewinners receive their awards.

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HOHS winners at the Royal Norfolk Show again!

We are proud to announce that, yet again, our pupils have scooped awards in the prestigious Royal Norfolk Show schools art competition, which this year received over 600 entries from across the county.

Congratulations to Matthias S (Year 1) and Isabella W (Year 6). Matthias was Runner-Up in Key Stage 1 and Izzy was Highly Commended in the Upper Key Stage Two category. The awards will be presented at 11.30 on Thursday 28th June in the Discovery Zone at the Show, where selected artwork from many Norfolk schools will be on display. Matthias won £25 for the school as runner up and the children also won two free adult tickets and a free car parking pass each, so that they and their parents can attend the awards ceremony.

• HOHS will be at the Royal Norfolk Show on 27th and 28th June – if you are going, do drop in for light refreshments and a chat! Find us on Stand 6 (near the Dereham Gate)



Matthias working on his winning picture: a moonscape of Skagen, Denmark

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Mini garden competition winners!

Mrs Bird’s stall at our fete on Saturday was pretty as a picture adorned with the entries to the seaside-themed miniature garden competition. The gardens were ALL wonderful – well done to everyone who created these masterpieces!

Charlie McN (Year 1)  won first prize for a very inventive coastal scene complete with a surfer crashing in the waves, a small wood fire, fencing and real volcanic rock in a real mini-cacti setting.

Second prize went to Georgina E  (Year 5), for her lolly-stick Wendy house on stilts and fish in a twinkly pool;  third place was  jointly awarded to Agata C-M ( Year 2), with her own scented coral and a sunbather on the beach and Emma F-B (Year 6).

Runners up were Samaara Y (Reception), Harry T (Year 1)  and Charlotte and Chloe T (Years  1 and 4) .

Charlie tells Mrs Bird all about his miniature garden. Well done to Charlie for winning the top prize for his creation!

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Mrs Bird’s seaside mini-garden competition

With the Bank Holiday weekend ahead – and just a week to go until our summer fete and the judging of our mini garden compeition, now is the time to get inspired to create your seaside-themed mini masterpiece! Perhaps these pictures will inspire you… It costs just £2 to enter and you can bring your garden with you on the day of the fete.

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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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Mrs Bird’s seaside mini-garden competition

Over the last few days of the Easter holidays, why not start planning and building your entry for Mrs Bird’s fabulous miniature garden competition?  It’s a great way to exercise your imagination and creative flair! Your garden can be any shape as long as its overall size is no larger than 30 x 30cm and judging will take place at our seaside-themed Summer Fete on Saturday 12th May. All the entries will be displayed there and prizes will be awarded.  Go on, you know you want to!

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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.