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Easter Egg Collection

This term, Year 11 have been organising a collection of Easter Eggs for children in the East Anglian Children’s Hospice. As a tutor group, they collected 18 Easter Eggs out of the school’s total which reached over 60. Well done to Year 11 and thank you to everyone in the school who donated an egg. They will be delivered to the hospice this week.

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Easter eggs for EACH

Easter is nearly here and I am helping to collect Easter eggs for children at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice. If you would like to help me, please bring an Easter egg to Reception by Friday March 15th and I will make sure it gets to a child at the hospice. If you prefer, you could donate £1 instead and I will use this money to buy an egg on your behalf. Let’s put a smile on the face of a child less fortunate than us at this special time of year. Thank you.

Rosamaria, Year 11

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Eastern regional award for HOHS parent Dudley


Congratulations to Dudley Garner,  whose two daughters Isabella and Cecily are pupils at HOHS.  Dudley has won a ‘run group leader of the year’ award for the eastern region for his ‘Couch to 5k‘ running group.  Dudley’s story is really inspirational – do click here have a look at this article from yesterday’s Eastern Daily Press!  As well as the  written article you will also find  a Mustard TV video about Dudley’s recovery from a severe head injury.

We at HOHS owe Dudley huge thanks for his support as an ambassador for our school and especially for all his help with our fundraising events.  Watch this space for news of one of his ‘Up the Tempo’ running courses starting again at HOHS  next Spring…

picture: Mick Shortland




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Diamond Challenge presentations at HOHS

Certificates and diamond pins were awarded last week to the members of our school community who together raised over £1100 for the Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge. Well done everyone! The challenge was set up in the Scheme’s 60th year to give more disadvantaged and vulnerable young people locally the opportunity to benefit from the DofE. Each of the participants set a personal challenge and raised sponsorship to achieve it.

Sara Edwards                    Parent                   Cycling challenge

Chloe Sadler                      Year 1                    Learn 10-15 words in French

Rosamaria Elsley               Year 9                   Learn Portuguese

Anna Reed                          Year 13                 Run a charity event

Charlotte Harding             Year 12                 Run a charity event

Emily Edwards                  Year 13                  Run a charity event

Isabel Kingston                  Year 12                 Run a charity event

Kami Onalaja-Rabiu         Year 12                 Run a charity event

Lilyella Ayers                      Year 13                 Run a charity event

Molly Morris                       Year 12                 Run a charity event

Olivia Culling                      Year 13                 Run a charity event

Paisley Simpson                 Year 12                 Run a charity event

Tami Nkhata                       Year 13                 Run a charity event

Zai Zimpita                          Year 13                 Run a charity event

Miss Mann                           Staff                      Learn Polish

Mrs Grove                            Staff                      Learn to Breast Stroke and swim 1K

Thalia Silver                       Year 1                     Learn to ride a bike and cycle three miles

Lucia Denham                   Year 2                     Cycle 5 mile track at Thetford Forest

Maisie Alger                       Year 11                    Learn sign langauge

Kelly Kan                             Year 11                   Give up phone for a week

Mrs Johnson                       Staff                       Get Fit

Mrs Evers-Jones                Staff                       Learn Piano


Diamond 2


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Tasty chocolate wrapper designs for Fairtrade Fortnight!

On Friday our Prep and Lower Prep pupils got together, with each older child being paired with a younger pupil, to design their own Fairtrade chocolate bar complete with sticker.

It was lovely to see the children working co-operatively together and the results were wonderfully colourful!



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A big ‘thank you’ for the Fairtrade cakes!

We were overwhelmed with the fantastic response from parents who sent us delicious cakes and bakes made with Fairtrade ingredients to sell on Friday for the Fairtrade Foundation charity. Thank you so much! The total we took is not yet confirmed but it is at least £120!

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Fairtrade Fortnight fun tomorrow!

Who’s heard of Fairtrade? A good number of hands shot up in Prep assembly this morning when Mr Peace asked this question…but by the end of the assembly EVERYONE knew that Fairtrade is all about making sure the farmers who grow our food get paid fairly for their produce. Miss Hopwood and Mrs Fox-Carter also told us all about Fairtrade Fortnight and about some special activities planned for the whole of the Prep Department to work on together tomorrow (check the blog in the evening to see what sweet things the children got up to!)

Meanwhile, thank you very much to all the families who are making us cakes and bakes to sell tomorrow, using Fairtrade ingredients. Please remember that the children will also need to bring in money tomorrow for the cake sale. All the money made will be given to the Fairtrade Foundation charity.