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Maisie on a Mission!

Year 12 student Maisie A is passionate about the environment.  She writes:

“After Christmas I began working on the Eco-Schools project –  a global programme engaging millions of children, improving their environmental awareness through a seven-step process. Stages 1-3 enable you to reach a bronze award, stages 4-6 lead to a silver award and on completing stage 7, you are awarded a green flag.

I have formed an eco-committee, which involves one or two pupils from every year group from Years 3 – 12; we have started meeting once every half-term to discuss how we could improve the school environmentally. I have also surveyed the school,  outlining the areas which might be improved. Since doing this I have formed an action plan, with help from those on the eco-committee, and now am aiming to reach the bronze  award. This term I will be trying to introduce some ideas to make the school more environmentally friendly; for example encouraging recycling and finding ways to become more energy efficient.”

  • Have you got ideas for improving our school’s green credentials? Email marketing@hohs.co.uk and we will pass them to Maisie and the eco-committee!


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Camel rides for boarders

On Saturday our boarders had a lovely time at the Oasis Camel Centre in Suffolk – the UK’s only camel park. The weather was amazing, hot and sunny all day. As well as meeting and learning about the camels, we fed the llamas, donkeys, meerkats and goats. There were also some gorgeous rabbits with beautiful soft coats that the girls really wanted to bring back to the boarding house with them. The highlight of the trip was the camel ride, which the girls declared “magnificent” and “excellent”!



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Happy Easter!

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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From panto to face packs…what our boarders get up to at the weekends!

Our boarders have enjoyed a varied schedule of activities this half term: the pantomime, bowling, roller skating and making their own face packs.

Sleeping Beauty, at the Theatre Royal in Norwich, was a big hit with lots of “he’s behind yous” and booing and hissing. This is an annual trip for the boarders and they said it was as good, if not better, than previous years. You can read a review of the show here.

The bowling was surprisingly competitive, with clever use of the cushions and some friendly cheating going on. Highest score went to Mia and weirdest throw that scored a strike went to Ruby!

We have discovered that Sofia is something of a face pack fan. She had lots of ideas we could try out and is a face pack entrepreneur of the future. We used a combination of yogurt, lemon juice, honey, oats and sugar to make a collection of different products. The yogurt face pack and the brown sugar scrub were clear favourites. We also agreed that the warm porridge oats felt lovely on your face but were revolting to look at! Strictly no pictures were allowed!

Finally, we went roller skating on Saturday. Molly and our gap assistant bravely tried roller skating for the first time while a few of our more experienced students, including Taonga and Olivia, whizzed around the floor.

We wish all our boarders a happy half term break!

Miss Kirkham


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Welcome back!

We hope everyone has had a wonderful break for Christma and New Year and that you are ready for an exciting and busy Spring term!
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Our boarders have landed!

Today our boarders are arriving back to school after their Christmas break and this evening they will be busy catching up with each other’s news, unpacking and sorting their rooms! They will also be meeting our new gap year tutors, Olivia, Eliza and Georgina, who are joining us for the full year.

We look forward to seeing the rest of our school family tomorrow morning, ready for an exciting new Spring term 2018!

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Mystery letters for Years 1 & 2 found in fireplace!

Mr Crump was surprised to find two large envelopes in his study fireplace one morning last week, slightly obscured by ashes but clearly addressed to Years 1 and 2. The children came over to collect them and what do you suppose was inside? Individual replies to letters they had written to Father Christmas a few days ago and posted up the chimney! We hope all their wishes come true at Christmas.