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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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.