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Mini garden competition winners!

Mrs Bird’s stall at our fete on Saturday was pretty as a picture adorned with the entries to the seaside-themed miniature garden competition. The gardens were ALL wonderful – well done to everyone who created these masterpieces!

Charlie McN (Year 1)  won first prize for a very inventive coastal scene complete with a surfer crashing in the waves, a small wood fire, fencing and real volcanic rock in a real mini-cacti setting.

Second prize went to Georgina E  (Year 5), for her lolly-stick Wendy house on stilts and fish in a twinkly pool;  third place was  jointly awarded to Agata C-M ( Year 2), with her own scented coral and a sunbather on the beach and Emma F-B (Year 6).

Runners up were Samaara Y (Reception), Harry T (Year 1)  and Charlotte and Chloe T (Years  1 and 4) .


Charlie tells Mrs Bird all about his miniature garden. Well done to Charlie for winning the top prize for his creation!


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Mrs Bird’s seaside mini-garden competition

With the Bank Holiday weekend ahead – and just a week to go until our summer fete and the judging of our mini garden compeition, now is the time to get inspired to create your seaside-themed mini masterpiece! Perhaps these pictures will inspire you… It costs just £2 to enter and you can bring your garden with you on the day of the fete.




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Mrs Bird’s seaside mini-garden competition

Over the last few days of the Easter holidays, why not start planning and building your entry for Mrs Bird’s fabulous miniature garden competition?  It’s a great way to exercise your imagination and creative flair! Your garden can be any shape as long as its overall size is no larger than 30 x 30cm and judging will take place at our seaside-themed Summer Fete on Saturday 12th May. All the entries will be displayed there and prizes will be awarded.  Go on, you know you want to!



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Anyone gardening?

 

There are definite signs of spring in our gardens now…here are just some of the flowers I spotted this morning in the lovely HOHS grounds. Are you planning to get out into your gardens over the Easter holidays? If you have surplus plants after doing any thinning and separating – or spare seedlings – we will be hugely grateful to have them to sell on the plant stall at our Parents Association summer fete in May!  You can bring them into school anytime over the holidays or during the early weeks of Summer term (the fete is on May 12th) and our gardener Mr Young and green-fingered Mrs Potts will take good care of them!

 

 

 


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News from the HOHS gardens

Over the summer, our beautiful gardens provided a wonderful, colourful display to staff and summer visitors, with Mr Young working hard throughout the holidays to keep everything tidy! This week, apples from our orchard have found their way into the fruit bowl in the dining room, and there is plenty of weeding, dead-heading and tidying to be done as autumn approaches.


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Mini garden competition winners!

Mrs Bird’s stall at our fete on Saturday was pretty as a picture adorned with the entries to the miniature garden competition. Visitors to the stall were invited to vote for their favourite and the overall winner was Amy (Year 1) – well done! Second prize went to Sophia and third to Hayden. There were also runners-up prizes of seed packets. Thank you to everyone who entered – the gardens were ALL wonderful!

Amy had an especially lucky day as she also won first prize in our raffle and took home a brand new bike!


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Have you made a mini-garden for Saturday’s competition…?

We are looking forward to seeing the entries for Mrs Bird’s fabulous miniature garden competition, with prizes to be awarded on Saturday at the summer fete! If you haven’t already designed your garden, there is still time, so do have a go! Your garden can be any shape as long as its overall size is no larger than 30 x 30cm. There are Taverham Garden Centre vouchers for the gardens voted into first,  second and third places, and a mystery gardening gift for the overall winner as well!  Mrs Bird will have voting sheets on her stall on Saturday so make sure to vote for your favourite (but not your own!).

Please remember to put your name on your garden – and maybe give it an imaginative title, too.

 


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Miniature garden competition

Fancy having a go at making a miniature garden? Now is the time to start planning your design for Mrs Bird’s fabulous competition – have a look at the poster for details. It’s a great way to exercise your imagination and creative flair! Your garden can be any shape as long as its overall size is no larger than 30 x 30cm. But don’t make the real thing yet unless you’re confident you can maintain it in peak condition until May 6th…because that is when judging will take place, at our Summer Fete. There will be prizes for different age groups and all the entries will be displayed at the fete. Go on, you know you want to!

 


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Spring is on its way at HOHS – with a chance to win a prize!

Gardener Andy Young has been hard at work in the gardens, planting new things to provide colour later in the spring and summer.  This week has seen some lovely, warm sunshine and the children can now spend more time outside at break and lunchtimes. With that in mind, here is an opportunity for observant pupils to win some prizes and perhaps learn a bit about plants!

To enter, have a good look round the gardens and see how many flowers and flowering plants you can identify (they don’t have to be in bloom yet), then write down their names and where in the grounds you saw them.  You can ask Mr Young for clues if you find him!

Please bring your list to me in the office just next to Reception  by the end of term, Friday 31st March – I have some fun prizes for top entries! Alternatively, you can email your entry to marketing@hohs.co.uk

 

 


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Matilda’s our winner…and what else begins with an M…?

Congratulations to Matilda (Year 4) who has won the competition to identify the most tree species within the sixteen acres of our school grounds.  Matilda was awarded a £10 garden centre voucher for correctly identifying the species and their locations listed after the photo below. There are over 35 species growing here altogether…can anyone spot one Matilda has missed, with a name starting with an M, like hers? An additional small prize is available for the first correct answer emailed to marketing@hohs.co.uk (clue…start outside Mr Crump’s window and walk along the paths past the school buildings towards the woods and orchard…)

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Apple tree – near sports field

Copper beech – front lawns

Cherry tree – front lawns

Maple tree – in front of school

Yew tree –  woods

Horse chestnut – courtyard

Ash tree – sports field

Holly tree – in front of school

Oak tree – woods and playing field

Hawthorn – back of woods

Beech – near sports hall

Silver birch – outside sports hall

Wellington pine – woods

Elder tree – near road (sports hall end)

Lime tree – staff car park

Conifer – in courtyard

 

 

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