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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Make your Easter bonnets and decorate an egg!

Easter may be a few weeks away yet, but the holidays start next week and we have some exciting Easter activities planned for the last day of term next Friday, 23rd March,  for pupils in the Lower and Upper Prep departments.  Children may decorate a hard-boiled egg at home and bring it into school on Friday – in a named container, please. There will be individual prizes for the eggs that roll furthest in our egg-rolling competition and we will roll for an overall school winner!

Children are also invited to design and make an Easter bonnet to bring into school on Friday. We will have a parade and there will be prizes for the best in each class. This lovely photo is from last year…we especially loved Lottie’s watering can creation – magic!

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We all love Rugby Tots!

Coach Nick from Norfolk Rugby Tots is always a big hit with our younger pupils. Here are Year 1 pupils enjoying this week’s session!


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Bunty Bear with Daisy at The Lion King

Daisy (Year 1) took Bunty, one of the HOHS bears, to see the Lion King last Sunday!  Bunty had to compete with a Simba teddy after the show though! Thank you to Daisy’s mum for sending us these lovely pictures.

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Little fish in the Nursery

Our Nursery pupils love their swimming lessons and we can’t resist sharing these pictures of the Nursery Green class lined up by the poolside with Eliza, one of our gap tutors, ready to enjoy one of Mrs McEvoy’s fun sessions!

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Mini donkeys in The Barn!

In assembly this morning we welcomed two beautiful little visitors, Pixie and Pippin from Mini Donks,  the local charity chosen by our senior girls for our fundraising this year.  We heard from  Mini Donks’ founder Sarah all about the wonderful work these gentle, friendly little creatures do to improve the wellbeing of people in care homes, with dementia or in any other situation where a smile is needed (you can’t help smiling when you meet them!). Sarah explained that it costs £30,000 a year to keep the donkeys on the road and travelling to the places they are needed: they earn £20000 of that in visit fees but need to make up the £10000 shortfall. Miss Mann, who organised the visit, said that each form in our school will be thinking about what fundraising activity they can arrange, to help meet this target. You can read more and see videos on the Mini Donks website.

When assembly finished, the children had an opportunity to get up close and touch the donkeys in the courtyard.



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Should old acquaintance be forgot in Year 1?

This week Year 1 are learning about new year: what it means and the traditions surrounding it. Mrs Bird is teaching them “Auld Lang Syne” – and what better place to practise than in front of a glowing log fire in our main hall? Hooray for HOHS and hooray for 2018!


Wishing all our families and friends a very Happy New Year!

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