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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Sixth Form Escape!

Yesterday, our Sixth Form stayed after school to participate in a fiendish escape room activity devised by Mrs Mann. With puzzles, clues and QR codes hidden all over the school, the teams battled against each other solving every clue as fast as they could to find the location of the next puzzle trail. They were trying to reach the final mystery destination with all the information required to complete the last task. The winning team was the one that finished in the fastest time. It took just under two hours for the teams to complete the whole route and there was only a few seconds separating the teams in the end. It was a fantastic, fun and truly unique start to the term designed to fuel curiosity, problem solving, persistence and resilience, all of which are important skills for sixth form study.


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The future starts here….

Pupils from Years 9 and 12 were at the Norfolk Showground today for the Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival 2018. The girls took  the opportunity to meet a variety of exhibitors from every sector of industry and commerce –  from the Armed Forces to the BBC and from VW Apprenticeships to Banking –  and take part in interactive activities to help plan for their future.

 


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Sports Results: U16 netball v Taverham High School

The U16 netball team had their second game of the new year yesterday against Taverham High School.

Sadly we were not victorious this time, but managed to sustain a strong amount of enthusiasm and determination throughout a tough match. Well done, girls, for your resilience in the face of
adversity.

Player of the Match is awarded to Alice for her agility and stamina.

Team: Brontë S (didn’t play), Hannah Y, Philippa H, Alice P, Ria S, Tayla D, Aisling K, Sofia G, Amy H.

Mrs Woods, Head of PE

 

 

 

 

 


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Sports Results: U15 rounders v City of Norwich School

On Thursday last week, our U15 rounders team played Thetford Grammar School -unfortunately losing our fixture by half a rounder! The Player of the Match accolade went to Aisling Kendall who managed to bowl both innings without giving away any half rounders – a very difficult task, well done! Other notable performances came from Alice Parker who took two great catches and Amy Hayhoe who scored two and a half rounders.

Mrs Woods
PE Department


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Sports Results: U16 /15 rounders v Norwich High

On Thursday afternoon the U16A/B rounders teams hosted Norwich High School. Despite suffering two losses we had a glorious afternoon and there were a number of excellent individual performances.

The A team score was 9 to 19 1/2 with the scorers as follows:

Emily 1, Aisling 1, Alice 3, Amy 1 and Isabel 1

Player of the Match was awarded to Alice.

 

The B team fought in a much closer game and finished 14 to 18 with the scorers as follows:

Francesca 1 1/2, Kelly 1 1/2, Mollie 1 1/2, Ella 1 1/2, Gabriella 2 1/2, Tayla 1/2 and Amelia 1/2

Player of the Match was awarded to Ella at backstop for some superb catching and getting a number of people out.

For many of our Year 11s this was their last competitive fixture for HOHS. Mrs Woods and I would like to say a big thank you and well done to the girls for their attitude, effort and commitment over the years. We wish them all the very best for the future.

 

Miss Mickleburgh
Head of PE

 


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Sports Results: East Area Athletics Championships

On a very cold Monday afternoon the athletics team travelled to the UEA for the annual South East area athletics competition. We were up against strong opposition from Langley School, Wymondham College, Wymondham High School, Framingham Earl High School, Hobart High School and Hethersett Academy.

Although we await official confirmation, notable performances are as follows:

U17 Girls

Amy H: 1st in the javelin and 4th in the 100m final

Alice P: 2nd in the long jump

Ria S: 4th in the triple jump

Philippa H: 5th in the discus

Hannah Y: 6th in the discus

Aisling K: 5th in the triple jump

Relay team of Alice, Ria, Hannah and Amy: 4th

 

U15 Girls

Lucy C: 5th in the 100m final

Sophie B: 6th in the 100m final

Harriet C: 5th in the javelin and 5th in the 100m heats

Relay team of Lucy, Sophie, Faith-Marie and Harriet: 2nd

 

U13 Girls

Rachel Y: 4th in the 1500m and 6th in the shot putt

Relay team of Rachel, Anna, Annie and Cristina: 4th

Miss Mickleburgh
Head of PE

 


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Note to past pupils and all friends of HOHS: Summer Ball tickets are on sale at our fete tomorrow!

We would like to invite all past pupils and friends of HOHS to our Round-the-World themed summer ball on July 6th.   Head and Deputy Head girls Anna and Tami are creating a fantastic event with an international flavour…there will be a themed three-course dinner, dancing and a gorgeously-decorated marquee for an evening out to remember. There will also be a licensed bar, operating a strict ID policy, an official photographer and a photo booth.  The ball is also, of course, open to parents of ALL our pupils, from Nursery to Sixth Form, plus staff, as well as our Year 11-13 girls.

Don’t miss out – tickets are now on sale and cost just £35.00 per person. Why not make up a table of ten with your friends? Tami and Anna will be on hand at tomorrow’s SUMMER FETE to sell tickets: you can also reserve yours by calling us on 01603 810390 or emailing marketing@hohs.co.uk
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