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Alex in regional Sportshall finals

Alex (Year 5) competed at the regional sportshall finals in Hatfield in the Norfolk U11 squad last weekend.  With fierce competition from the Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Hertfordshire teams, Alex’s team did really well and came second. On a personal level Alex beat his PB for standing long jump.   “It was such an amazing day, the atmosphere was electric,” said Alex’s mother.




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Alex sprints (and jumps!) to County Champion medal

Our congratulations go to Alex (Year 5), who competed in the Keith Ward Athletics Competition yesterday in Kings Lynn. In the long jump he achieved 3m 49, smashing his personal best of 2m and winning a trophy for coming in second place and a medal for being County Champion.

Alex also went on to run the 60m sprint in 9.5 seconds, again taking the second-place trophy and County Champion medal.

At only nine years old, Alex has been selected for the U11 Norfolk Athletics Squad and is proud to be representing Norfolk at the regional finals in Hatfield on Sunday 12th Feb.
Well done, Alex – and thank you to Alex’s mother for sending us this happy picture!


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Sports Day Results


1st:   Fry (250)
2nd: Austen (217)
2nd: Ryder (217)

1st:   Fry (348)
2nd: Austen (316)
3rd: Ryder (264)

1st:   Austen (282)
2nd: Ryder (256)
3rd:  Fry (226)

1st:   Fry (824)
2nd: Austen (815)
3rd:  Ryder (737)

Nursery girl: Charlotte Tricker, Annabelle Ducker & Brea Watts with 16 points.
Nursery boy: Noah Hoolahan with 30 points.
Reception girl: Thalia Silver with 28 points.
Reception boy: Alfie Donald with 28 points.
Year 1/2 girl: Chloe Tricker with 28 points.
Year 1/2 boy: Albert Cook with 30 points.
Year 3 girl: Amelia Holmes with 26 points.
Year 4 girl: Romily Garner with 26 points.
Year 4 boy: Alexander Scott with 26 points.
Year 5 girl: Camilla Zanetti with 44 points.
Year 6 girl: Anna Luterbacher with 44 points.
Year 5/6 boy: Warwick Davey with 40 points.
Year 7: Harriet Catlin with 74 points.
Year 8: Sohie Barrow with 42 points.
Year 9: Ria Simmons with 40 points.
Year 10: Isabel Hartley with 46 points.

We would like to say a huge thank you to the pupils, staff and parents for making this Sports Day so enjoyable. We would also like to give a special thank you to Miss Mickleburgh and Mrs Woods for all their hard work in organising the event.

More news and photos from the day will be posted tomorrow.

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HOHS Athletics Winners at UEA

Pupils from Years 3-6 had a wonderful day today at the UEA Sports Park, competing in the Norwich School Sports Partnership athletics competition.

Notable performances came from Alexander S, who won the Year 4 Boys’ Sprint race, Warwick Davey who achieved top place in the Year 6 Boys’ Sprint race and Anna and Romily who both made the finals for their sprint races. Well done!

More results and official times will follow.


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Thanks for collecting!

Thank you to everyone who has been placing Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers in our box in the front hall. We hope to collect a good number, as in previous years, as they can be exchanged for some great items and equipment for sports activities!

The vouchers will be issued in stores until 3rd May so there are still a few weeks to get collecting!  Thank you.

Miss Mickleburgh
Head of P.E.

sainbury active kids




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Anna selected for Norfolk athletics team

Congratulations to Anna (Year 11) who has been selected for the Norfolk team to compete in the 800m at the English Schools track & field championships, taking place at Gateshead International Stadium on 10th & 11th July.

The ESAA National Championships are the 4th largest annual athletics event in the World. Organised entirely by volunteer teachers, they bring together the best athletes in each County in England to compete for the honour of being the best athlete in the Country at their event. Entry to the event is by virtue of athletes being selected by County Team Managers to represent their County.

Nearly all the UK Olympic Athletics team members have featured in the ESAA Championships.

Anna has trained long and hard to achieve her goal and she should be commended on this fantastic achievement.

We wish her the very best of luck in the competition.


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Sports Day Photos

See all photos from Sports Day here.

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Sports Day Results


1st: Austen (200)
2nd: Fry (180)
3rd: Ryder (174)

1st: Austen (285)
2nd: Fry (282)
3rd: Ryder (267)

1st: Ryder (272)
2nd: Austen (204)
3rd: Fry (187)

1st: Ryder (713)
2nd: Austen (689)
3rd: Fry (659)

Nursery girl: Lily-May Wayling of Fry with 26 points.
Nursery boy: Alfie Donald of Austen with 30 points.
Reception girl: Lucia Denham of Fry with 22 points.
Reception boy: Theo Galea of Austen with 21 points.
Year 1/2 girl: Chloe Tricker of Fry with 20 points.
Year 1/2 boy: Frederic Romero Brown of Ryder with 30 points.
Year 3 girl: Romily Garner of Ryder with 26 points.
Year 4 girl: Laila Oarton of Austen with 24 points.
Year 3/4 boy: Maxim Ponomarev of Fry with 22 points.
Year 5 girl: Anna Luterbacher of Austen with 36 points.
Year 5 boy: Warwick Davey of Austen and James Bell of Fry both with 36 points.
Year 6 girl: Harriet Catlin of Austen with 40 points.
Year 7: Sophie Barrow of Ryder with 26 points.
Year 8: Ria Simmons of Fry with 34 points.
Year 9: Isabel Hartley of Ryder with 20 points.
Year 10: Olivia Marks of Ryder with 46 points.

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Sports Results: House Indoor Relay Challenge & 800m

Congratulations to Fry (Maxim, Skyla, Jennifer & Olivia) and Austen (Samuel, Laila, Leoni & Saffron) who came JOINT FIRST in the Year 3/4 indoor relay challenge.
Well done also to the following Year 5/6 students for their fantastic times in the 800m:
1st: Alabama
2nd: Warwick
3rd: William & Harriet
4th: James
5th: Mia

Miss Mickleburgh
Head of PE

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Sports fixtures this term


New dates for the Summer Term have now been added to the Sports Fixtures page on the blog.

Updates will be made to the fixtures list throughout the term as necessary.