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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

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HOHS raises over £1100 for Diamond Challenge!

Christmas is a time for giving…so it seems apt to report today on the results of our Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge efforts from last term. Members of our school community have together raisied over £1100 for the Diamond Challenge, which was set up to give more disadvantaged and vulnerable young people locally the opportunity to benefit from the DofE. The idea was to set a personal challenge and raise sponsorship to achieve it. Here is a list of participants and the challenges they undertook:

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

lucia-cycling

Diamond 2

 


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Lucia raises £100 for Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge

Lucia (Year 2) took on the Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge, learned to ride a bike and rode five miles through Thetford Forest! She has raised over £100 – well done, Lucia! The aim of the challenge was for as many pupils, parents and staff as possible to raise some money by the end of November by challenging themselves to learn a new skill and gain sponsorship for doing it. Any individual who, like Lucia, has raised £60 or more will get their own diamond brooch.  If you raised this amount as a group then there will be one brooch but everyone will receive a certificate.  We will be submitting all the money raised to the D of E Head office before the closing date later this month.

Look out for more challenge results coming soon. For example, Miss Mann has been learning Polish and Mrs Grove has not only learned breast stroke but last week swam a kilometre!

lucia-cycling

Diamond 2

 


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D of E Diamond Challenge

We would just like to remind everyone about the Diamond D of E Challenge launched at HOHS by Mr Phil Brown, Olympic silver medallist. You can do it as an individual, group or a family. The aim of the challenge is to get as many pupils, parents and staff to raise some money and earn a diamond pin. If you as an individual raise £60 you will get your own diamond brooch.  If you raise this amount as a group then there will be one brooch but everyone will receive a certificate.  The money has to be raised by November and we will submit it to the D of E Head office before the closing date in December.

The challenge should be something that you would like to achieve.  It could be anything from learning a new skill, like knitting, singing or gardening to swimming, abseiling or running a marathon. Miss Mann is learning Polish and Mrs Grove is learning breast stroke.

The school will be taking part in this challenge.  If you would like any more information or a sponsorship form, please contact the school on enquiries@hohs.co.uk

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D of E Diamond Challenge

Last week, Phil Brown the Director of the Central Region Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and former Olympian came to the school to launch the schools Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Diamond Challenge to celebrate the award’s 60th anniversary. He spoke inspirationally about the award and how the diamond challenge will allow people to have a go at something new as well as raise some money. This money will allow local children who are not able to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme for financial reasons to participate.

The aim of the challenge is to get as many pupils, parents and staff to raise some money and earn a diamond pin as an individual, group, family or class. If you as an individual raise £60 you will get your own diamond brooch.  If you raise this amount as a group then there will be one brooch but everyone will receive a certificate.  The money has to be raised by November and we will submit it to the D of E Head office before the closing date in December.

The challenge should be something that you would like to achieve.  It could be anything from learning a new skill, like knitting, singing or gardening to swimming, abseiling or running a marathon. Miss Mann is learning Polish and Mrs Grove is learning breast stroke.

The school will be taking part in this challenge.  If you would like any more information or a sponsorship form, please contact the school on enquiries@hohs.co.uk

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