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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A dangerous game?

Roblox, a game children play online. Parents are concerned about hackers accessing children's accounts, and video game addiction.

 

One of my colleagues has alerted me to a game called ‘Roblox’, which is widely played by children online. Apparently there have been numerous attempts to hack her children’s account for this game, which could potentially give a stranger the opportunity to impersonate the players. Luckily the attacks did not succeed as all the safeguards were in place.

I thought I would pass this on in case any pupils were playing this game. It seems the dangers of online gaming are growing – recent reports have pointed to a sort of addiction that can afflict young people, with damaging effects on their progress and general wellbeing. There is also the danger of online predators trying to gain access to children’s accounts.

I am sure all our parents will ensure they are aware of these dangers and that parental controls are in place if pupils are participating in this activity.

Mr Crump


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Happy Birthday to Anna, Year 9!

Best wishes on your 14th birthday, Anna. We hope you have a wonderful day.

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Happy Birthday to Rosamaria, Year 11!

Happy 16th Birthday, Rosamaria! We wish you many happy returns on this special day and hope you enjoyed yourself this weekend.


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Sixth Form Escape!

Yesterday, our Sixth Form stayed after school to participate in a fiendish escape room activity devised by Mrs Mann. With puzzles, clues and QR codes hidden all over the school, the teams battled against each other solving every clue as fast as they could to find the location of the next puzzle trail. They were trying to reach the final mystery destination with all the information required to complete the last task. The winning team was the one that finished in the fastest time. It took just under two hours for the teams to complete the whole route and there was only a few seconds separating the teams in the end. It was a fantastic, fun and truly unique start to the term designed to fuel curiosity, problem solving, persistence and resilience, all of which are important skills for sixth form study.


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Happy Birthday to Grace, Year 1!

We hope you have a fantastic 6th birthday today, Grace, and that you are as excited about coming back to school as we are!

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Happy Birthday to Edward, Nursery!

Happy 4th Birthday, Edward! We hope you have a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing you very soon.

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Happy Birthday to Clara, Year 11!

We hope you are enjoying the summer holidays and we wish you a lovely sixteenth birthday, Clara.

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