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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Felicity swims with turtles

Felicity (Year 2) sent us this picture – and we think the smile on her face says it all!  Not only has she had a fantastic holiday in Barbados over Easter, but she got to swim with turtles! In the picture she is just getting back onto the boat after this exciting adventure. Thank you for sharing this with us, Felicity, and we look forward to hearing more about it when we are back in school on Monday.


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Dutch adventures for Chloe and Charlotte

Thanks to Chloe (Year 3) and Charlotte (Reception) for sharing these lovely pictures from their Easter holiday adventures in  Zaanse Schans in Holland!

The girls (and our very own Barnaby Bear!) did some exciting things while they were there and will have lots to tell us about when they’re back in school next week. Here they are pictured trying on some giant clogs in the clog museum, having a go at making some Heineken beer and taking a close look at how  Gouda cheeses are made.

See you on Monday, girls (and Barnaby)!

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Time for another look at our Hethersett Old Hall School video!

It’s just about a year since our HOHS promotional video was launched – and it had over 3,000 views when it appeared on our Facebook page! It still gives us that “aaaah” feeling, and reflects our happy, thriving school very well – so why not give it another look? Click here to link to  the video on youtube and let’s get the number of views there up!

The film was made by Winnie (Wing-Yee,  pictured below), a former HOHS pupil who is now a film maker.

Wing-Yee-filming

 


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Aged 11-18? Write a poem or story and win a prize!

We know that there’s some amazing writing talent amongst our pupils – so here is an exciting opportunity for you to have your work recognised!  Entries have to come from your school email address, so send your poem, story or essay to marketing@hohs.co.uk,  making sure to include all the information asked for in the instructions below, and we will forward it on to the competition organisers. Good luck!

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Year 5 in the greenhouse

In their science lessons recently, Year 5 pupils have been learning about the life cycle of plants. To give them some practical follow-up, Miss Hopwood took the class to Mr Young’s greenhouse where the children helped to pot on some flower seedlings to provide extra colour in our gardens before the end of the summer term.

The pupils also planted some broad beans – that’s what is in the pots they are holding in the picture below. They will be keeping a close eye to see whose grows the biggest!


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Zai’s A Level art work

A Level art pupil Zai had just been putting up a display of her fascinating work when the roving camera stopped by in the senior art room in the last week of term.  Zai describes the first piece pictured below:

“This piece shows a pain-filled girl in a world where she is not socially accepted. I used the grindy, run-down background to give the piece an other-worldly quality as if it is crumbling. The girl’s different-coloured eyes and horns give her an alien appearance and the fading graffiti tells her story against a background reflecting her pain and abandonment.  I used sand to give the background a rough-textured layer and an urbanized effect, and watercolour for the portrait to achieve a strong contrast with the acrylic background.”

 

 


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What are you doing today?

We hope all our HOHS families and friends will be having fun this Bank Holiday Monday. Don’t forget to send us photos and news to marketing@hohs.co.uk for prizes at the start of term!