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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Your Summer

If you have done anything wonderful over the summer, we’d love to hear about it. Please email a picture of your special summer days along with a brief description of what you’re doing to marketing@hohs.co.uk

This week we heard from Samaara’s family. They have been having a wonderful time in Lanzarote where Samaara has been getting very close to dolphins and camels and has even tried parasailing!


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HOHS Bird Club wins National Geographic Kids Magazine competition!

Back in January and February, after the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch,  our Bird Club entered a national competition that Amy T (Year 2) had found in her National Geographic Kids   magazine.  Mrs Bird was thrilled to hear last week that we have won the competition – and today our RSPB prizes have arrived!  Mrs Bird says she will save opening the parcels until the children are back in school next term….how exciting that will be!

Prizes from the RSPB have arrived in school today…but we will keep them as a surprise for the children to open next term!

Lots of our pupils participated in the Big Garden Birdwatch in January

We summarised our Birdwatch findings and sent them in to the National Geographic’s competition.

And we’re the winners!


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Rachel in Road to Wimbledon county quarter finals

Last Saturday Rachel Y (Year 8) represented HOHS at the county finals of the Road to Wimbledon 14 and Under Challenge County Finals,  held at East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club. Rachel played superbly, reaching the quarter-finals to finish in the top eight players in this age group in the county.  Well done, Rachel! She is pictured below with HOHS team mates following a victory at Hethersett Academy last month.

  • Did you know…?

The Road to Wimbledon 14 and Under Challenge is a unique competition which enables schools and tennis clubs throughout the country to inspire their 14 and Under players, with regional winners having the opportunity to play on the grass courts at Wimbledon in August.  Throughout the Summer Term, many singles matches were played at school: these established Rachel Y and Anna L (Year 8) as our school champions eligible to participate in the County Finals. Sadly, Anna was unable to attend the finals event.


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Celebrating achievements at HOHS Speech Day

There was so much to celebrate at our Speech Day today – a lovely day and with perfect weather for the traditional family picnic on the lawns afterwards, too! A truly inspirational speech from guest Jo Cruse who used examples of young women who have become leaders in their field to speak to our girls about their futures ‘bursting with virtually limitless possibility’. She also spoke with candid honesty about the challenges and opportunities that accompany times of change – as she herself faces a crossroads. “I thought it was an amazing speech”, said Amy H (Year 11) “It was as if she was talking directly to me and understood my own thoughts and feelings, I was transfixed!”

Happy holidays, everyone!


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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:
Jumbo Sausage Roll
Vegetable Kiev
Creamed Potatoes
Green Beans
Salad Bar
Sliced Peaches and Cream
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

TUESDAY LUNCH:
Roast Chicken Breast
Roast Potatoes
Broccoli and Carrots
Quorn Fillet with BBQ Sauce and Melted Cheese
Salad Bar
Chocolate Fudge Brownie with a Chocolate Sauce
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:
Fish Fingers
Fries
Peas
Mozzarella Sticks
Salad Bar
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

THURSDAY LUNCH:
Speech Day Buffet


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Year 6 camp out tonight!

Nursery children watched Year 6 busily putting up their tents in the secure prep playground earlier, ready for their exciting annual camp out this evening. It’s an absolutely glorious afternoon for their barbecue and games in the gardens and we are sure they will have a fabulous time before getting under canvas for a good night’s sleep!


 


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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.