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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HOHS Golden Girls at the Palace

Last year’s HOHS Deputy Head Girl Emily Matthews writes:

On May 24th 2017 five of us (last year’s Upper Sixth) got the opportunity to receive our Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s award at Buckingham Palace. Most of us arrived early, which allowed us to explore the beautiful gardens, take photos and listen to the Royal Band in the glorious sunshine. Groups from all around the country were assigned a different area and we were part of a group of fifty people from Norfolk and Suffolk.

Presenting us with our award was celebrity soprano Laura Wright who performed at the opening ceremony of HRH Prince Harry’s inaugural Invictus Games debuting a piece she wrote called “ Invicible”. Laura also completed her Gold award and was therefore able to share some of her own experiences with us before we were visited by The Earl of Wessex. The Earl spoke to us about our achievements and asked us about our own unique Gold DofE experiences. Overall it was a great experience and it was lovely to see everyone, including former pupils, Megan and Libby.


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Note to past pupils and all friends of HOHS: Summer Ball tickets are on sale at our fete tomorrow!

We would like to invite all past pupils and friends of HOHS to our Round-the-World themed summer ball on July 6th.   Head and Deputy Head girls Anna and Tami are creating a fantastic event with an international flavour…there will be a themed three-course dinner, dancing and a gorgeously-decorated marquee for an evening out to remember. There will also be a licensed bar, operating a strict ID policy, an official photographer and a photo booth.  The ball is also, of course, open to parents of ALL our pupils, from Nursery to Sixth Form, plus staff, as well as our Year 11-13 girls.

Don’t miss out – tickets are now on sale and cost just £35.00 per person. Why not make up a table of ten with your friends? Tami and Anna will be on hand at tomorrow’s SUMMER FETE to sell tickets: you can also reserve yours by calling us on 01603 810390 or emailing marketing@hohs.co.uk
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A level textiles work featured in catalogue

A striking A Level textiles piece by 2016 leaver Olivia Burrows has been selected, with just a handful of others nationally, to appear in the new edition of a major educational supplies
catalogue (Heart Educational), winning the school a £100 voucher to spend on textiles resources. Teacher Mrs Ling is pictured below left.

 


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Time for another look at our Hethersett Old Hall School video!

It’s just about a year since our HOHS promotional video was launched – and it had over 3,000 views when it appeared on our Facebook page! It still gives us that “aaaah” feeling, and reflects our happy, thriving school very well – so why not give it another look? Click here to link to  the video on youtube and let’s get the number of views there up!

The film was made by Winnie (Wing-Yee,  pictured below), a former HOHS pupil who is now a film maker.

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Round the World for Summer Ball 2017!

Grab your passports, ticket and boarding card – we’re off round the world for this year’s Summer Ball on July 6th!  Head and Deputy Head girls Anna and Tami are creating a fantastic event with an international flavour…there will be a themed three-course dinner, dancing and a gorgeously-decorated marquee for an evening out to remember. There will also be a licensed bar, operating a strict ID policy, an official photographer and a photo booth.  The ball is open to parents of ALL our pupils, from Nursery to Sixth Form, plus friends, staff and old girls, as well as our Year 11-13 girls.

Don’t miss out – tickets are now on sale and cost just £35.00 per person. Why not make up a table of ten with your friends? Order forms were sent home in the end of term envelopes; old girls and friends can order from Reception or call 01603 810390.
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Greetings from Hong Kong!

We have a long tradition of welcoming girls from around the world into our boarding community, and appreciate the international dimension this brings to our school. This week, Mr and Mrs Crump have been attending three events in Hong Kong and China for English schools and colleges – and were delighted to be joined by one of our old girls, Elaine, who lives in Hong Kong. Elaine came along with her daughter Katrina and sister Joey, helping out on our stand and acting as interpreters for visiting parents interested in finding out about education in the UK.  Mr Crump says,

 “A huge thank you is due to Elaine, Katrina and Joey. It was a great pleasure to see them and they were such a help on our stand, able to talk to potential parents and pupils and explain all the wonderful things about our school.” 

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HOHS golden old girls inspired at St James’ Palace

Four of our past pupils –  Sophie Beart, Megan Chainey, Hannah Kingston and Erica Nunney – were at St James’ Palace in London yesterday with Miss Mann and Mrs Grove for the first gold Duke of Edinburgh’s award presentation of the season.  They received their awards from Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, who conversed at length with the group, asking them many questions about their award experiences.

The guest presenter with our group was Amy Hughes. This inspiring young woman holds the world record for the most consecutive marathons, running 53 in 53 days – one in every English city. As if this wasn’t an amazing feat in its own right, she also raised £54000 for a brain tumour cancer charity. Amy, in the final picture below, was attending the presentation to receive her Diamond Award, for breaking another world record –  running the most miles on a treadmill 20 hours a day for a week!  She said this was far more challenging than the marathons and inspired the girls with her life motto: ” If your dreams aren’t scary, they are not big enough,” adding, “You are strong, you are fearless… and don’t ever give up!”

Did you know…?

HOHS is participating in the Diamond Award. Any parent or pupil, whether individually, as a family or as a group, can challenge themselves to a skill or physical activity and through sponsorship to raise money for the Award charity. Watch out for letters and sponsorship forms coming home this week.

Mrs Grove was invited to today’s event as a VIP – watch the blog over the next day or two for why!

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Amy Hughes