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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Gold D of E Practice – Days 1 and 2

Four girls, Maisie, Kelly, Tayla and Alice set off on their gold Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition on Friday, ready for a four day walk and four night camp.

On day one, they got up early and took just one hour to eat breakfast and pack their camping equipment away so they were ready to begin their day. They started walking under threatening skies at 8am. Although there were a few showers throughout the day it wasn’t until they had just finished putting up their tents at the campsite that the heavens opened with an almighty downpour interspersed by the odd rumble of thunder. Luckily it was only a short storm after which they were able to cook their tea outside. 

Day two saw the girls getting up even earlier so they were out of their camp by 7am. They had some complicated navigation to overcome but managed it with aplomb. A long but pretty walk along Snake Path brought them up to the top of Kinder Scout. After lunch, they descended along William Clough which is the site of the mass trespass of 1932. This trespass allowed the ordinary people more access to walk on the land of the Peak District. The girls arrived at their campsite at 3pm and were able to rest before putting up their tents and cooking dinner – pasta, the staple diet of D of E!

More news of the expedition will be posted soon.

Gold D of E 2Gold D of E

 


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The future starts here…

Year 12 will be attending the  Norfolk Higher Education Exhibition at UEA tomorrow.  With UCAS experts, university and college representatives from over 100 institutions and industry professionals present, it gives the girls a great opportunity to learn about the many possibilities open to them after their A levels.  They will be able to attend seminars on how to choose a university and find out what life is like on a university campus as well as talk to experts about options other than going to university.

Watch this space for pictures and the girls’ feedback from the event!


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On the menu this week

MONDAY LUNCH:

Jumbo Sausage Roll
Veggie & Cheese Roll
Mashed Potato & Green Beans
Salad Bar
Assorted Hot & Cold Desserts
Fresh Fruit & Yogurts

TUESDAY LUNCH:

Penne Pasta Bolognaise
Pasta Quills Provençale
Garlic Bread & Mixed Salad
Salad Bar
Rich Chocolate & Marshmallow Mousse
Fresh Fruit & Yogurts

WEDNESDAY LUNCH:

Crispy Chicken with Smokey Barbecue Sauce
Crispy Quorn Fillet
Herb Diced Potatoes, Green Bean & Carrots
Salad Bar
Tropical Fresh Fruit Salad & Ice Cream
Fresh Fruit & Yogurts

THURSDAY LUNCH:

Beef & Root Vegetable Casserole
Mushroom Stroganoff
Baby New Potatoes & Mixed Veg.
Salad Bar
Fruit & Berry Crumble
Fresh Fruit & Yogurts

FRIDAY LUNCH:

Beef Burger in a Bun
Vegetable Burger
Fries & Peas
Salad Bar
Fresh Fruit & Yogurts

 

 


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HOHS gains Bronze Eco-School Status

We recently reported how Year 12 student Maisie A  has been working to earn the school a bronze Eco-Schools award. We are pleased to announce that this status has now been achieved. Well done, Maisie! In her own words, here’s how she did it, with the help of staff and pupils:

“To reach the bronze award we had to complete three simple steps: form an eco-committee, undertake an environmental review and complete an action plan. Since then, we have begun to make changes in school. So far we have placed recycling bins in classrooms and have put up signs to remind both pupils and teachers to turn lights and computers off when no one is in the room. I have also produced an eco-notice board to display the action plan and environmental review – you can see it on the stairs just outside the library.”

The next stage on Maisie’s Mission is to complete the silver award. More of this later!


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Fabulous Fete!

So many visitors commented on the lovely, friendly atmosphere at our fete today – it really was a wonderful day and,  with the sun shining warmly for most of the time, the last-minute rain didn’t dampen our spirits! Thanks to the PA for organising such a great event, and thanks to all who came – we hope you all had a great time! We think the pictures say it all….

 

 


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Seniors entertain at Spring Recital

On Wednesday evening, parents, staff and friends were treated to a programme of accomplished solo, choral and orchestral pieces from some of our senior pupils. From Faure to Take That and from Strauss to a Spoonful of Sugar, the varied programme had plenty to please and gave pupils an opportunity to showcase their musical talents.


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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!