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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Police drama for Year 8

This afternoon, Year 8 pupils visited the Police Headquarters in Wymondham to see a specially-commissioned drama called County Lines. Developed and performed by theatre group Alter Ego, the piece focuses on the character of Dex, who recruits a young boy and girl in Norfolk to transport drug packages from one place to another. It delivers a powerful and vital message to young people about the dangers of becoming involved in crime and Norfolk Constabulary would like every Year 8 pupil in the county to see the drama. Deputy Head Mrs Collin said, “We were happy to support the police in this aim. The group put on an excellent performance which was appreciated by staff and students alike and Year 8 will be discussing the drama in their PSHCCE lessons over the coming weeks.”

Inspector Bex Brown said: “Education plays a key part in ensuring young people spot the signs of this kind of criminal behaviour and avoid becoming involved. Many people associate grooming with child sexual exploitation but a child can also be groomed in order to become involved in a criminal lifestyle.”

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Year 1 trip to Bridewell…the gallery!

Last week we reported briefly on Year 1’s fantastic trip to the Bridewell in Norwich. At this treasure trove of a museum, they explored all kinds of items from the last hundred years or so, such as mangles, shoes, games and even Christmas crackers! The main focus was on toys, though, and the children were able to look at and handle toys from the past, compare them to ones from present day and – as a link to our science topic – talk about the different materials they are made from. They sorted, drew and made a climbing man puppet each and enjoyed their lunch in the prison yard.  The children are now busy learning songs and poems about toys for their toy-themed assembly next half term on Tuesday November 7th.
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Year 8 in Cromer

On a grey day yesterday our Year 8 girls went on a geography field trip to Overstrand and Cromer,  to study the sea defences and the impacts of tourism.

Everyone worked really hard – and the fish and chips were, according to the girls, one of the highlights!

Well done everyone.

Mrs Grove

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Year 1 off to the Bridewell…

Watch out on the blog for news of how our Year 1 pupils got on today at their exciting visit with Mrs Bird to the Bridewell Museum in Norwich.  Meanwhile, we managed to snap the children just as they were off to get on the minibus this morning!

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Sentences are fun!

They certainly are when you are in Year 3 or Year 4!  In this photo, Lucia is directing her classmates in this photo to punctuate a sentence correctly!

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Blood Brothers rollercoaster for drama and music girls

A group of our Year 10 and 11 GCSE drama and music pupils ventured out to the Theatre Royal on Thursday afternoon to see the acclaimed touring
production of Willy Russell’s emotional rollercoaster tale of two separated siblings. The well-loved musical has been running in The West End, on Broadway and on tour for over 30 years. Ria said “It was quite funny in the first half, but ended up really sad.”


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Bronze and Silver D of E Practice

Both Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award candidates were out at the weekend on their practice expeditions.

We set off early on Saturday morning and, having seen the dire weather forecast, were wondering how wet we were going to get. Luckily for us, though,  the area of North Norfolk we were in had very little rain so all we saw was a few spots and some glorious rainbows.

All of the groups walked and navigated well. They were cheerful throughout and worked brilliantly within their teams. They are really prepared for their assessed expeditions in two weeks time (for the bronze award)  and three weeks (for the silver).

Well done, girls!

Mrs Grove