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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King’s Camps opening ceremony reminder

Parents of children from Years 1-3: please remember to send your child with a full PE kit tomorrow (Monday 22nd January) as they will be participating in free activity sessions in the afternoon. The sessions will follow the opening ceremony at 1.00pm to mark the partnership between HOHS and Kings Camps, who are running our holiday activity weeks here from Easter this year.

You are welcome to attend, and to watch the activity sessions but please note there will be limited spaces in the sports hall.

 


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Year 6 step back to 1941…

On Tuesday this week, Year 6 travelled back in time to 1941 for a fantastic visit to the Time and Tide Museum.

Dressed as evacuees, we took part in four very interesting workshops at the museum in Great Yarmouth. We met an ARP warden, a housewife, a Home Guard soldier and a shopkeeper who helped us understand what life was like in the town during World War II. We learned how to make a ‘proddy rug’, shook a gas rattle, turned the handles of an air-raid siren, wore a gas mask, held an incendiary bomb, huddled under a Morrisson shelter, took part in Home Guard training exercises and even made carrot sandwiches! Well done, Year 6, for taking part with such enthusiasm!

Mr Peace and Miss Elgood

The children said:

Emma: I loved our trip and want to go there again!

Lydia: I loved every single bit of our experience!

Maxim: The best part of our trip was training with the fierce Home Guard soldier!

Sophie: The best thing was hiding under the Morrisson shelter…it was a great trip!

Izzy: The best part was seeing the different bombs that were dropped!

Maisy: The Time and Tide Museum was awesome. I loved the little street with the houses and shops…I would definitely recommend going there!

 


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Year 6 Time and Tide visit

Year 6 pupils enjoyed a fantastic trip today to the Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth. Watch this space for a full report but in the meantime, here are the children, with Miss Elgood and Mr Peace, just back and still with their 1940s gas masks and evacuation labels!

 


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King’s Camps opening ceremony news

On Monday 22nd January at 1.00pm, there will be an opening ceremony to mark the partnership between HOHS and Kings Camps, who are running our holiday
activity weeks from Easter this year.

After the ceremony, which will feature a special guest appearance by Norwich City legend Wesley Hoolahan (father of Noah and Lottie, Year 1 and Reception), there will be fun, free activity sessions in the sports hall for all our Years 1-6 pupils. Parents – please ensure your child has full PE kit with them that day (we will remind you nearer the time, too!)

Parents of Years 1-6 pupils are invited to attend the ceremony and come and watch the activity sessions but please note there will be limited spaces in the sports hall.

 


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Book your HOHS King’s Camps Weeks – and take a friend for free at Easter!

Parents – exciting news! You can now book your child/children in for the Easter and/or summer Kings Camps activity weeks at HOHS. We are especially pleased to tell you that, for the Easter week only (April 9th-13th), we have a ‘Bring a Friend for Free’ offer. So if you have two children, the second will be able to attend at no cost – and if you are bringing a friend rather than a sibling, you can share the cost between you. Please note that although there is a booking form online at the Kings Camps website, to take advantage of this special offer you will need to book by phone. Here’s how:

For siblings: Call 0114 263 2160 and you can make one booking over the phone.
To bring a friend: Call 0114 263 2160 and book your own child in. Tell the Kings Camps staff member the name of the additional child you will be bringing. Then ask their parent to call the same number to confirm the free booking, and arrange the cost share between yourselves!

After Easter, we will give you a discount code – for our HOHS parents only – for 10% off your summer and subsequent bookings.

On the blog tomorrow: news of our summer camps’ Grand Opening – with special guest appearance from Norwich City legend Wesley Hoolahan!

 


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2018 Kings Camps activity weeks…provisional dates

Many of you will already have seen our announcement that from Easter 2018 we will be working in partnership with  Kings Camps, offering full weeks of activities at HOHS for our own and other local families.  Provisional dates for your diaries are:

  • April 9th-13th (one week)
  • July 30th – August 10th (two weeks)
  • October 22nd – 26th (one week)

If you have friends with children at other schools who may like to book, please tell them about it! We will have booking information in the new year but if you would like to register your interest now, it would help us to gauge interest levels, so please email marketing@hohs.co.uk.

 


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Holiday camps coming to HOHS!

We are excited to announce that from next Easter, we will be working in partnership with one of the UK’s leading providers of holiday activity clubs.  King’s Camps  will be running  full weeks of activities at HOHS for our own and other local families, starting with a week in the Easter holidays, two weeks in the summer and a week in October half term next year. The clubs will expand and roll out, subject to demand, the following year. Meanwhile, watch this space for more details and a chance to win a full week FREE for your child, as well as news of free “Active Play” taster sessions and a fun event marking the opening of our partnership with Kings Camps in the spring term! Click on the picture to learn more about the adventures in store…