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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U16 Hockey Report

The U16 hockey team played on Thursday afternoon verses two teams of varying age groups from Norwich High School for Girls. It was a lovely afternoon of hockey played in the spirit of fair play and skill development. Sophie B was awarded the player of the match by the opposition and will captain the next game. Goals were scored today by Isabel, Rebekah and Sophie B and overall our girls were victorious!


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U13 Hockey Match Report

On Wednesday afternoon, the U13 hockey team travelled to Langley School for a match. The girls worked well together as a team and their confidence grew as the match progressed. There were some good defensive skills shown throughout the game. Unfortunately, we were defeated 4-1, however, Sophie demonstrated a high level of skill when scoring our goal. Player of the match awarded by the opposition went to Emily Gh. Well done to everyone who played. 

 


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Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

Thank you to everyone who baked or bought a cake for our coffee afternoon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. We had lots of delicious cakes and biscuits to tempt pupils, parents and staff. Year 12 and 13 did a wonderful job of organising the event and serving the drinks and cakes. With your generous donations, we raised £270. Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

 


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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:
Butcher’s sausages
Vegetarian sausages
Creamed Potatoes
Green Beans
Salad Bar
Selection of desserts
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

TUESDAY LUNCH:
Jacket potato with chilli and cheese
Jacket potato with beans and cheese
Salad
Salad Bar
Chocolate fudge brownie with a chocolate sauce
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:
Crispy chicken fillets with a barbecue sauce
Crispy Quorn fillets with a barbecue sauce
Diced herb potatoes
Broccoli                                                                                                                                                                       Salad Bar
Tropical fruit salad with cream
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

THURSDAY LUNCH:                                                                                                                                                    Beef and vegetable casserole
Mushroom and vegetable casserole
New Potatoes
Roasted root vegetables
Salad Bar
Fruity crumble with custard
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts

FRIDAY LUNCH:                                                                                                                                                      Chicken burger
Cheese and vegetable burger
Shoestring fries
Peas
Salad Bar
Selection of desserts
Fresh Fruit
Yogurts


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Whole school photograph

The biennial whole school photo will be taken next Wednesday (19th September).

We would like everybody to be looking smart and tidy so please make sure  you come to school in winter uniform on that day. Blazers should be worn, please, but not pullovers or cardigans. Could girls please ensure they have blue or brown hair accessories only; Sixth Form should be in a suit or smart skirt/trousers and jacket with blouse.

School-photo3

 

 


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Go Green for Big Brains!

A recent study has indicated that a green environment  could enhance academic achievement. The research showed that children who lived and learned in natural wooded and grassed areas had better spatial working memory, which is linked to higher academic attainment.

Almost 5,000 English young people were involved in the study, which was published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology. The authors wanted to see how important shared green spaces were to a trait strongly linked to academic performance, among other things.

We have always thought our beautiful surroundings here at HOHS must be good for learning, but now it’s official;  when our pupils are playing in the woods and running around on the lawns, they are not only developing their muscle power – they are building brainpower too!


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Countryside Challenge

Following on from our success in the Food, Farming and Countryside Challenge at the Royal Norfolk Show, we would like to invest the prize money in another green project for the school.

If you have any ideas about an eco-project to inspire our pupils, please suggest it on our Facebook page or email marketing@hohs.co.uk. We would love to hear your ideas.

Pictured below is the winning entry.