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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Christingle – the gallery

We promised more photos of Thursday’s lovely Christingle service – here they are! If you took some and would like to share them here, please email to marketing@hohs.co.uk and I will add them!

 



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Christingle Tingles!

This afternoon our Prep and Lower Prep pupils took part in an annual favourite: our Christingle Service at St Remigius Church. The service was led by Rev Derek McClean, with the children offering lovely musical contributions and leading the prayers.  With the lights turned off, Christingles lit and everyone circling the church and joining in with Away in a Manger, there was a magical Christmas atmosphere. Thank you to all the parents and families who came to share the service, and for your generous contributions for The Children’s Society. Look out for a full gallery of pictures over the weekend!




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Prep School Christingle Service this afternoon

We are so looking forward to our beautiful Christingle service at 2.00pm at St Remigius Church this afternoon and seeing all our Lower Prep families.

All children from Nursery to Year 6 have been making their Christingles at school and brought in their Christingle candles, kindly filled with spare change at home (thank you!). Here are some of them waiting to go to the church later. All proceeds to go to The Children’s Society


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Christingle Service

Yesterday our Prep and Lower Prep pupils took part in an annual favourite: our Christingle Service at St Remigius Church. The service was led by Rev Derek McClean and Mr Peace, with the children offering lovely musical contributions.  With the lights turned off, Christingles lit and everyone circling the church and joining in with Away in a Manger, there was a magical Christmas atmosphere. Thank you to all the parents and families who came to share the service, and for your generous contributions for The Children’s Society.

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Boarders get busy decking the halls…

With December just a few days away, Christmas activities are now officially starting at HOHS!

On Friday evening, our boarders – with a CD of carols playing loudly – got into festive spirit by decorating the huge tree in our main hall.

A big thank you to Norfolk Christmas Trees at Great Melton Estate for once again very kindly donating our trees. Local families looking for a tree for the family? These are top quality – have a look at the website here.

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Christingle delights

Yesterday our younger pupils, from Nursery to Year 6,  enjoyed a lovely Christingle service in St Remigius church. We missed our dear friend Mary Kerslake very much, but send warm thanks to Reverend Derek McClean, who did a splendid job leading the service. The Lower Prep and Upper Prep choirs both sang beautifully and the pupils who did readings did so with confidence, clarity and feeling.

The Christingle service is a great favourite with all our families.  The candlelit circling of the church with our individually-made Christingles creates a magical atmosphere for us to reflect on the theme of giving; Reverend McClean encouraged us to think especially about helping children who are less fortunate than we are. Our thanks to all the parents and grandparents who came to share this special event, and who filled Christingle candle tubes: we collected well over £380 for the Children’s Society. More pictures of the Christingle Service are here.

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Boarders get busy decking the halls…

Christmas activities are now officially starting at HOHS!

At the weekend our boarders got into festive spirit by decorating the huge tree in our main hall. One of six kindly donated by  Great Melton Estates , it looks fabulously festive!

Elsewhere around the school, preparations are also in progress. As well as the lovely Christingle service tomorrow, our younger children have  been very busy painting and creating Christmas-themed arts and crafts – look out for some of these featuring in the blog in the coming week.

Of course, we are also working very hard on rehearsals for our nativity play next week!

Andrea and Christmas tree

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