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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Who is behind the mask?

Pupils in Years 8 and 9 have been working with full masks in drama, having completed a term’s work on Commedia Dell’Arte half-masks. Using atmospheric music the girls are experimenting with physical and visual comedy, with each group exploring its own ideas and concepts.



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Spellbinding drama in Years 5 and 6

This half term in drama lessons Years 5 and 6 are working on the theme of ‘Prophecies’.  We are reading extracts from Macbeth and creating an atmosphere in which to create imaginary spells.

The children have used music, percussion instruments and dance all to dramatic effect. How scaryingly convincing they all were this week in role- play!


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Congratulations to Chloe!

Chloe  (Year 2) entered two LAMDA exams over the summer, one a solo Entry Level Award in Communication, for which she got a distinction scoring 99/100; and the second  a group effort for which her group scored 98/100. She received the results a couple of weeks ago and was super pleased!

You can find out more about the exams on the  LAMDA website. Please ask at Reception if you are interested in taking LAMDA classes via HOHS, with  our highly experienced tutor Jane Hardy.


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Congratulations to our drama queens!

Three of Jane Hardy’s LAMDA pupils were this week celebrating their success in acting exams yet again! Ashlyn and Amelia (Year 7) both achieved 84% (Distinction) for their Grade 2 exams, and Isabel (Year 9) achieved 83% (also Distinction) at Grade 6.

The girls are pictured below with LAMDA tutor Jane Hardy in January, receiving certificates for their previous exams.

Individual and group LAMDA classes in acting and public speaking are available from Mrs Hardy, who welcomes enquiries from anyone interested in joining. You can find out more about the exams themselves at the LAMDA website. Please ask at Reception if you are interested.
lamda-pupils-feb-2017


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Congratulations to our drama queens!

Three of Jane Hardy’s LAMDA pupils were celebrating their success in acting exams this week. Ashlyn and Amelia (Year 7) both achieved over 90% for their Grade 1 exams, and Isabel (Year 9) achieved an outstanding 97% at Grade 5.

Mrs Hardy said, “I am so pleased for the girls and their excellent results are thoroughly deserved. It is a delight to teach such talented pupils!”

Individual and group LAMDA classes in acting and public speaking are available from Mrs Hardy, who welcomes enquiries from anyone interested in joining. You can find out more about the exams themselves at the LAMDA website. Please ask at Reception if you are interested.

Pictured below with Jane Hardy, left to right, are Isabel, Ashlyn and Amelia receiving their Lamda certificates.
lamda-pupils-feb-2017


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Year 6 into Year 7

Entrance and scholarship exams were in full swing here today for many prospective Year 7 pupils, both from our current Year 6 and external candidates. The children had individual interviews with the Headmaster and Deputy Head, along with assessments in maths, English and their specialist subject for those applying for a scholarship in either sport, music, art or an academic subject.  We hope everyone had a good and enjoyable day; results will be sent to parents as soon as possible. Good luck to all!

If you know of anyone else who would like to join us for senior school, please encourage them to contact us as soon as possible as places in this year group for September are filling fast and are limited.Print


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Year 7 scholarship application deadline

A reminder for parents of girls in our current Year 6 that the deadline for scholarship applications is tomorrow,  Friday 13th January. Academic, boarding, creative (art, music and drama) and sporting scholarships are available.

Assessments will take place on Monday 23rd January 2017.

Mrs Jones
Registrar