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!
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, 跆) means “to strike or break with foot”; kwon (권, 拳) means “to strike or break with fist”; and do (도, 道) means “way”, “method”, or “path”.
Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as “the way of the hand and the foot.”
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.