Hethersett Old Hall School (HOHS) blog – an independent day and boarding school near Norwich, Norfolk.

For girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form – discover the difference.


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Climbing frame fun

Nothing beats fresh air, a climbing frame and an active imagination!
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Early morning exercise

A little bit of early morning exercise is the perfect way to wake up tired bodies and activate young minds. On Friday morning some of our Lower Prep pupils went for their weekly cross-country run through the woods.  See more photos here.Cross-country2


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Plenty of space to grow

Letting pupils make the most of the beautiful surrounding is what our Norwich-based school is all about. With 16 acres of sweeping lawns, beautiful gardens, playing fields and natural woodland to enjoy – not to mention an apple orchard that’s home to the two school bee hives – pupils are given ample opportunity to stretch their legs and run around in the sun, rain and snow.

With dens to build, flowers to grow and plenty of trees to climb, there’s no such thing as a boring break time at HOHS or a child that doesn’t go home with pink cheeks and muddy knees.

But these magnificent grounds offer so much more than sports lessons, creative playtime and make-believe; they form an integral part of the learning process too. From times tables, geography and science, to writing poetry and artistic pursuits, the great outdoors proves once again to be the most inspirational teaching tool of all.

Whether pupils are just starting out in the Nursery or studying for their final exams, HOHS provides just the right amount of freedom and a fabulous space in the countryside in which to flourish and grow – and all, unbelievably, within just tens’ minutes drive of Norwich city centre!

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Why our pupils aren’t to be messed with

HOHS pupils have been learning Taekwondo this term.

This Korean martial art combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, and in some cases meditation and philosophy. In Korean, tae (태, ) means “to strike or break with foot”; kwon (권, ) means “to strike or break with fist”; and do (도, ) means “way”, “method”, or “path”.

Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as “the way of the hand and the foot.”

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What KEEP FIT class would you like to do?

Here at HOHS we like to make sure all our parents stay fighting fit, so we’re running a quick poll to find out what exercise classes (if offered here at school from 4 – 5pm) would be of most interest to you.

Don’t forget our Cardio Tennis session is already up and running (excuse the pun) every Wednesday morning from 8.45am.