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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Norwich Science Festival 21-29 October

With over 125 events for all ages and interests, there’s something for everyone at Norwich Science Festival 2017 over the half term break. From the science of gin to the scientific secrets of Dr Who, enjoy nine days of inspirational exhibitions, sensational shows and an abundance of hands-on science and engineering activities for all ages and all levels of knowledge. Tickets are available now from norwichsciencefestival.co.uk. and you can download the brochure here.

  • Going to a Science Festival event? Send pictures and a report to marketing@hohs.co.uk and pick up a small prize after half term ( I have some new, fun giveaways!) Liz French, editor

 


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“We are stardust…”

Year 8 have been investigating fascinating facts about atoms and matter.  Did you know that the carbon, nitrogen and oxygen atoms in our bodies were created in previous generations of stars over 4.5 billion years ago?  Humans and every other animal as well as most of the matter on Earth contain these elements…so we are literally made of star stuff…!

 

 

 


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Get on board the Titanic…

How would you like to discover what life was really  like on board the most famous and ill-fated ocean liner of all time, and meet some of  her famous characters – before disaster strikes? Time and Tide museum in Great Yarmouth is currently hosting  Titanic: Honour and Glory,  voted one of the top five exhibitions in the UK by The Times newspaper.  It’s a unique exhibition which really brings to life the history of the legendary ill-fated ocean steamer and will capture the imagination of all the family.  Daily from  10am-4.30pm until 24 September 2017 – find out more from the Time and Tide website.

  • Going to this, or any other exhibition or event? Don’t forget to send us your pictures – small (but fun!) prizes from Mrs French at the beginning of term for any we can use on the blog!


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Year 8 Science: a great year!

From exploring sound through making their own musical instruments to growing microbes, learning distillation processes, bending light and undertaking ecological and biodiversity studies…Year 8 had a fabulous year in science! They even enjoyed some mindfulness sessions (you can try one of the activities for yourself here!)
 





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Young People’s Election Debate

Senior pupils interested in the issues at the heart of our forthcoming election can ask questions and hear what local MPs  of all political persuasions have to say at a debate at Norwich’s OPEN venue in Bank Plain on Tuesday evening from 6.00-8.00pm. It’s free but you need to sign up to book a ticket. 

The MPs taking part will be:
• Clive Lewis (Labour)
• Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrats)
• Richard Bearman (Green Party)
• Chloe Smith (Conservative representative)

Going? Please email marketing@hohs.co.uk afterwards to let us know what you thought of the debate!

 

 


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Free virtual reality playground in Chapelfield Gardens this weekend

Don a VR headset, jump on a playground swing, and be transported inside an experimental virtual reality ride created by the world’s only Thrill Engineer, Professor Brendan Walker, and his team of Thrill Laboratory technicians! You may find yourself riding on the back of a giant mechanical jellyfish or atop a lumbering robot… you’ll find out when you get there!

As part of the wonderful Norfolk and Norwich Festival,  a virtual reality playground has been doing the rounds…and this weekend is the last chance to experience it if you haven’t already! It will be in the city’s Chapelfield Gardens from 12noon-6.00pm both tomorrow and Sunday. It’s free and there is no need to book.

Find out about other FREE events as the festival draws to a close this weekend.


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Year 8 science: why your mother was right…

Year 8 have been using petri dishes prepared with nutrient agar to reveal the bacteria hiding all around us…. look at the microbes they have grown !

You can also link to a short video that demonstrates how quickly bacteria multiply from swabs taken from a TV remote –  proving your mum was right every time she said “now wash your hands!”