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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Years 3-6 mannequin Challenge

Congratulations to Year 3-6 Prep pupils for a brilliant mannequin challenge last week  in gymnastics – look how they are holding these poses!

 

 


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Restarting a Heart

The British Heart Foundation Restart a Heart initiative  saw two training sessions in HOHS . Both were well-attended and a total of sixteen pupils and staff learned how to save a life using CPR techniques on our training manikins.

As an additional interest, there was a demonstration of how to use a defibrillator.

Have a look at the BHF website for a story of Sarah,  who saved her father’s life only two weeks after being trained in CPR at school.

Kate Midgley

 

 


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Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Op Xmas Child logoPupils from Nursery to Year 6 took home a leaflet on Friday about the annual Christmas ‘shoebox appeal’ (Operation Christmas Child).

If your child would like to take part, they will need to find and wrap a medium-sized shoebox and lid (separately) then have fun filling it with new gifts – you will find suggested items are listed in the leaflet. A £5 suggested donation should accompany the shoebox and all  must be returned to the Prep library by Friday 10th November. The boxes are guaranteed to light up the faces of the children who receive them.

Our collection of shoeboxes will be displayed and eventually collected by a local representive for the appeal – the picture below is from our collection last year.

Thank you for your support.


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Year 7 Bake Some Noise (part 2!)

Year 7  held their second CAKE SALE at lunchtime yesterday. Before the hungry hordes even descended, the girls had already exceeded their goal of raising £30 for the Make Some Noise campaign, so we will be excited to learn how much they made altogether!

  • Make Some Noise is the charity adopted by FM radio, supporting small but brilliant projects across the UK to provide vital help for youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.


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Match report: HOHS U12/U14 netball v Taverham High School

The U12 netball team had their first fixture on Wednesday against Taverham High School. Lots of positive skills on show and great team work ensured them a
5-2 victory – what a wonderful start!

The U14 team were also in action against a very tall Taverham side! Despite a valiant effort the final score was a 19-16 loss – which in netball terms is a small margin.

Well done, everyone!
Mrs Woods, Head of PE


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Year 7 Make Some Noise (and cakes!)

Year 7  held a CAKE SALE at lunchtime today (Thursday 12th October), with another planned for tomorrow (Friday 13th),  in their form room, M1.

Pupils and staff – if you didn’t manage to grab a sweet treat today, please come tomorrow!

The girls are raising money for Global’s Make Some Noise campaign, the charity adopted by FM radio, supporting small but brilliant projects across the UK to provide vital help for youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity. Watch the blog for pictures, and news of how much the girls make!


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Year 1 trip to Bridewell…the gallery!

Last week we reported briefly on Year 1’s fantastic trip to the Bridewell in Norwich. At this treasure trove of a museum, they explored all kinds of items from the last hundred years or so, such as mangles, shoes, games and even Christmas crackers! The main focus was on toys, though, and the children were able to look at and handle toys from the past, compare them to ones from present day and – as a link to our science topic – talk about the different materials they are made from. They sorted, drew and made a climbing man puppet each and enjoyed their lunch in the prison yard.  The children are now busy learning songs and poems about toys for their toy-themed assembly next half term on Tuesday November 7th.
Click on the first picture and then scroll through….