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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Where are they now? Catherine Lovick…

We were delighted to catch up with former HOHS pupil Catherine Lovick, who called in to see us yesterday.  Catherine studied A Levels in Textiles, Biology and Maths at HOHS and has just graduated with a First Class BA Honours degree in Contour Fashion at De Montfort University in Leicester. The course is one of only two fashion and textile programmes in the UK specialising in intimate wear – underwear, swimwear, nightwear and corsets.

“When I left Hethersett, I wasn’t sure what to do next so I took a gap year and worked as a lifeguard at Riverside Sports Centre in Norwich for a while,” said Catherine,  pictured below with HOHS textiles teacher Mrs Ling. “But Mrs Ling told me about this course – she used to teach at De Montfort – and it appealed to me. I looked at lots of others but kept coming back to this one, and am so glad I did.  The course has given me amazing opportunities including an internship at bridal designers Caroline Castiligiano.”

Catherine, who aims to work in sportswear or swimwear design,  created the yoga wear collection pictured below for the final catwalk show and heard only today that she has been awarded a First Class degree. Well done, Catherine! We wish you all the very best for the future.

  • Former pupils – do YOU have news that we can share on our blog? Contact marketing@hohs.co.uk – we’d love to hear from you!

 

DMU Contour GFW 2017 Catherine Lovick


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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.

Wing-Yee-filming

 


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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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