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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Boarders at historic Hippodrome

Our boarders returned last week refreshed and eager to start a new year after the Summer holidays.

This weekend we all went to Great Yarmouth to visit the circus at the Hippodrome. There were some pre-trip nerves about scary clowns but fortunately they did not appear! We did however get soaked with the traditional buckets of water. The girls particularly enjoyed the talented trampolinist and the “Wheel of Death” acts.

We also enjoyed some unseasonably warm weather over the weekend so the girls spent lots of time outside enjoying the beautiful school grounds. Winnie and Bubbles, our guinea pigs, also enjoyed the weather in their outside hutch and out on the lawn.

Miss Kirkham
Senior Housemistress

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Happy Easter!

Hethersett Old Hall School would like to wish you a very Happy Easter Day!

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Boarders go in search of the Gruffalo

This weekend the boarders explored Thetford Forest in the hunt for The Gruffalo. After downloading the free app, they bravely headed out into the forest to search for clues and gather evidence that The Gruffalo had been by. As you will see from the photos, they found him, and he very kindly posed for some shots! The other Gruffalo characters were out and about, too, and before the rain set in the girls had managed to find them all and gather the evidence they needed that the forest really is home to all sorts of furry and feathered friends.

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Boarders left hanging at Eaton Vale!

This weekend the boarders relaxed after a busy Open Morning by heading over to Eaton Vale Activity Centre. While the oldest girls learned archery and honed their skills against the targets, the younger boarders headed for the crate-stacking exercise. Using teamwork and no small amount of balance and courage, they stacked the crates as high as possible before they toppled over and left the girls hanging, and their friends holding on to the other end of the ropes!

Miss Cushing
Senior Housemistress
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Boarders go tubing

This weekend the boarders visited Norfolk Snowsports Club in Norwich for a tubing experience. The sun shone and the skies cleared in time for the girls to hurl themselves down the slopes in the giant inflatable rings. The shrieks of laughter grew even louder when the centre turned on the water jets, as the slope became even faster!




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Happy HOHS Anniversary, Winnie and Bubbles!

It’s exactly a year since the boarders welcomed two 8-week-old baby guinea pigs, both females, and named the pair Winnie and Bubbles. Since then, the ‘piggies’ have become part of our boarding family and are much loved by all – they have grown quite a bit, too!

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Bubbles and C


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Boarders head to Funkys


Yesterday our boarders visited their favourite skating venue, Funkys.  The disco was in full swing and the girls raced each other and took part in the games and challenges the skating staff set them. After a jam-packed two hours everyone was simply too tired to move!

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