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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Which class is topping the HOHS active challenge league table…?

With one more week to go in our HOHS Active Schoolplace Challenge for Years 7 and upwards, we thought you might like to see this week’s rankings:

1st –   Yr9
2nd – Yr7
3rd – Yr11
4th – Yr10
5th – Yr12
6th – Yr8
7th – Yr13

From last week to this week every year group has upped their efforts, in some cases doubling the active minutes logged – well done to everyone who contributed to improve their form’s position.

The overall rankings so far are:
1st – Yr9
2nd – Yr11
3rd – Yr7
4th – Yr10
5th – Yr12
6th – Yr8
7th – Yr13

Year 11, 7 and 8 have made great progress and Year 11 are now hot on the heels of Year 9 at the top. Year 10 suffered with a number of people being away for the count but hopefully they will add points next week to boost their class back up the leader board.

In the house rankings, Austen has made a break for the top pushing Ryder into second with Fry very close behind. But with a week and bit still to go anyone could make it to the top. Currently we have:
1st – Austen
2nd – Ryder
3rd – Fry

Keep going, everyone!

Miss Mann

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Remember to bring in your Sports for Schools tokens, please!

Just a reminder to all our families and friends that we are participating in the  Sports for Schools competition. If we can collect 1,000 tokens we will get a £60 sports pack – and be in with a chance of winning a share of a £20,000 sports kit cash pot.  You will find the tokens in the Eastern Daily Press, Evening News and local weekly papers from Archant, such as the Wymondham and Attleorough Mercury. Find out more by clicking on the picture! Thank you, everyone!   Miss Wright, PE Teacher

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Charlie’s dad visits Year 1

Freefall sky-diving at 250 miles an hour from 14,000 feet…swimming right to the very edge of the waterfall at Victoria Falls and taking a micro-flight over the same amazing water….these are just some of the adventures Charlie’s daddy told Year 1 about in his visit to the class today. Mr McNeilly showed the children photographs of exciting visits to Africa, Mount Everest, Australia and Fraser Island where sharks live in the sea.  On Table Mountain, in South Africa  he saw penguins and snakes – and ostriches who can run 50 miles an hour! In Zambia, Charlie’s daddy saw a rhino, zebra and giraffes.

Mr McNeilly showed the children photos on his laptop…this is Mont Everest in the Himalayas

Charlie helped with telling the class lots of amazing facts and numbers related to temperatures, heights, distances and times.

The children are learning about countries of the world and where they are in relation to us and each other


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Eve’s Synchronised Success!

Congratulations to Eve (Year 5),  who yesterday travelled to Colchester to compete in the ASA East Region Championships synchronised swimming championships. Eve, who is 10, competed with her Norwich team in the U15 category, because two of her team mates are turning 13 this year and therefore did not qualify for the U12s. Despite coming up against much older competition, Eve’s team won the team Gold medal – and Eve also scooped the individual Silver!



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Mrs Woods getting dirty for Air Ambulance

I recently took part in the Snetterton 10k run – these two pictures were taken on that day.

Now I’m preparing to take on the Only the Brave 2018 mud obstacle challenge on 25th March to raise money for East Anglian Air Ambulance and I’d really
appreciate your support.

Donating is easy – just go to my page here on the JustGiving.com  website.

JustGiving sends your donation straight to East Anglian Air Ambulance so it’s a quick and safe way to donate.

Mrs Woods, Head of PE

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Travel tales for Year 1

Mr Handford, Daisy’s grandad,  kindly came to talk to us on Tuesday about his travels to Cambodia, Vietnam and India. He brought figures , carvings and photographs with him as well as a little bowl of rice in a pottery dish made in Vietnam. The children enjoyed the talk very much and  the visit enhanced their learning about different countries and cultures.

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We love Amazona!

We were lucky that our trip to Amazona near Cromer on Monday was able to go ahead before the Beast from the East took hold! We saw many different beasts ourselves, as this gallery of pictures will show. Click on the first image and then click through to see all the pictures.