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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Are you interested in LAMDA Examinations Coaching?

lamda-logo1I am pleased to be able to offer private coaching lessons for senior pupils at Hethersett Old Hall School who are interested in taking LAMDA solo or duologue acting, verse & prose and solo public speaking examinations.

LAMDA exams are about achievement – recognising and rewarding the endeavours of each individual and providing an opportunity to develop the life skills they will need to be a success, regardless of the chosen career: attributes such as self-confidence and the ability to communicate clearly and present ideas.

Find out more at: http://www.lamda.org.uk/examinations

If you are interested or would like further information, please contact me via the school office.

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Winning, Witty Whittington!

Pupils from Years 3 to 6 delighted a packed audience in The Barn this evening with their first  performance of our Upper Prep production, Dick Whittington: a Summer Pantomime.  We won’t say too much about the show here because there is a second performance on Thursday evening – but suffice to say, those parents who haven’t yet seen it are in for a treat! A full review will follow at the weekend.



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Year 10 drama march for women!

Year 10 drama pupils will be performing their GCSE devised piece in The Barn on Speech Day at 1.00pm for all pupils, staff and parents who would like to see it.

For the exam, the girls were required to choose from several stimuli to devise and perform an original piece,  and opted for  ‘Sisters’.  After extensive research, they decided to base the performance on  the Suffrage movement – highly topical  in this centenary year of women gaining the vote.

We wish the girls luck with their exam performance on Monday.  Good luck, too, to Rosamaria E (Year 10) who has been selected as an ‘extra’ on the set of a forthcoming  Richard Curtis / Danny Boyle musical film.

  • Did you know….2018 marks 100 years since women in Britain got the vote, thanks to the tireless campaigning and personal sacrifice of the Suffragettes.

 


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Upper Prep Production – keep the date!

Our  Upper Prep production this year is Dick Whittington: A Midsummer Pantomime. It promises to pack a lively punch and really showcase the talents of our Years 3-6 pupils, so don’t miss out!  More details will follow later, but for now please note the performance dates for your diary: Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th June, both in the evening in The Barn.

This picture is from last year’s fabulous production of The Keymaster. Why not take another look at the gallery of photos?


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Who is behind the mask?

Pupils in Years 8 and 9 have been working with full masks in drama, having completed a term’s work on Commedia Dell’Arte half-masks. Using atmospheric music the girls are experimenting with physical and visual comedy, with each group exploring its own ideas and concepts.



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Spellbinding drama in Years 5 and 6

This half term in drama lessons Years 5 and 6 are working on the theme of ‘Prophecies’.  We are reading extracts from Macbeth and creating an atmosphere in which to create imaginary spells.

The children have used music, percussion instruments and dance all to dramatic effect. How scaryingly convincing they all were this week in role- play!


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Congratulations to Chloe!

Chloe  (Year 2) entered two LAMDA exams over the summer, one a solo Entry Level Award in Communication, for which she got a distinction scoring 99/100; and the second  a group effort for which her group scored 98/100. She received the results a couple of weeks ago and was super pleased!

You can find out more about the exams on the  LAMDA website. Please ask at Reception if you are interested in taking LAMDA classes via HOHS, with  our highly experienced tutor Jane Hardy.