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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Fly me to the Moon…with Year 2!

What happens to fruit flies in space? What do astronauts eat? And how would you manage if you had to write when you’re in a space ship?  These and many other fascinating questions were answered by Year 2 in their excellent class assembly on Tuesday.  They also shared some creative writing pieces about why they would make good astronauts, and showed us the inspired artwork they had created for the space topic.  Their assembly finished with a lively rendition of “Fly me to the Moon”, complete with some great dance moves,  which was greatly enjoyed by all.   Thanks to all the families who came to see the children showcase their work – and well done, Year 2,  for a superb performance! Click on the images below to see the gallery.


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Maisie on a Mission!

Year 12 student Maisie A is passionate about the environment.  She writes:

“After Christmas I began working on the Eco-Schools project –  a global programme engaging millions of children, improving their environmental awareness through a seven-step process. Stages 1-3 enable you to reach a bronze award, stages 4-6 lead to a silver award and on completing stage 7, you are awarded a green flag.

I have formed an eco-committee, which involves one or two pupils from every year group from Years 3 – 12; we have started meeting once every half-term to discuss how we could improve the school environmentally. I have also surveyed the school,  outlining the areas which might be improved. Since doing this I have formed an action plan, with help from those on the eco-committee, and now am aiming to reach the bronze  award. This term I will be trying to introduce some ideas to make the school more environmentally friendly; for example encouraging recycling and finding ways to become more energy efficient.”

  • Have you got ideas for improving our school’s green credentials? Email marketing@hohs.co.uk and we will pass them to Maisie and the eco-committee!


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Years 3 and 4 inspired by Paul Klee

Last half term, Years 3 & 4 created some beautiful artwork inspired by the work of the famous artist Paul Klee. Aren’t they colourful! You can see them on display in the Prep corridors – do come and have a look when term starts again!


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Year 9 textiles

Last half term our Year 9 girls enjoyed a brief introduction to garment making with Mrs Ling and produced these wrap-over skirts. They have been surprised how important the key skills of accuracy and attention to detail are on even a simple shape.



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‘Eggsellent’ egg rolling and hunting!

On the last day of term, as you might expect, there was plenty of egg-citing activity. After the Prep’s Year group egg-rolling heats in the morning, the final took place in The Barn in the afternoon. Meanwhile, there were plenty of little chocolate eggs hidden in the grounds…who got one?

We have an egg-rolling champ!

Easter egg hunt in the gardens

There was one for everyone!

 


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A most notable occasion!

Where can you rub shoulders with the likes of Anne Frank, Messi, Madonna, Serena Williams, Darcey Bussell, Alan Sugar and Adele all under one roof? At HOHS, that’s where! Last Friday our Year 9 girls presented a fascinating ‘Meet the Notables’ event in the music room. Each girl had chosen a notable person from history or the current day, researched them and embodied them for the afternoon, answering visitors’ questions about their lives. Click on the thumbnails to see our gallery.

 

 

 

 

 


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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.