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Clubs & Activities Autumn Term 2018

Private school in Norwich Norfolk - list of clubs and extra-curricular activities open to girls in nursery, prep and senior school.


Dear parents,

Please click here to view the exciting range of clubs and activities we have available this term. From trampolining to Lego, there’s plenty for everyone to get involved in!

If you wish to attend any club or activity or would like further details please speak to the teacher/coach running the activity.

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Miss Mickleburgh’s Magpies Flying High!

In addition to teaching and coaching at HOHS, Miss Mickleburgh plays hockey to a very high level in her spare time.  Last Saturday she scored her first national league hockey goal, followed by a second! Her goals were the first two in her team Harleston Magpies’  7-1 win over Northampton Saints. The Magpies currently sit third in the Investec Women’s Hockey League. Go, Miss Mickleburgh!

The photos below are courtesy Chris Dicken.

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Miss Mickleburgh’s Magpies Flying High!

As well as coaching and teaching at HOHS, Miss Mickleburgh also plays mixed hockey at a high level.  Last Sunday, her team, the Harleston Magpies,  guaranteed their place in the national mixed hockey finals for the second consecutive year, with a comfortable 5-0 win over Khalsa from Warwickshire. 

The finals will be held on June 4th/5th at Lee Valley Hockey Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

 This is the journey the team took to reach the finals:

 Round 1: 4-1 vs Ipswich

Round 2: 4-1 vs Saffron Waldon

Round 3: 5-0 vs Norwich City

Round 4: 5-0 vs Wisbech Town

Well done – and good luck for the finals! Miss Mickleburgh is pictured bottom left with her team.





Hannah and Alice at the Palace!

Two of our former sixth formers had an exciting day at Buckingham Palace yesterday where they received their Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Awards.  Hannah Bacon and Alice Handley Howorth, who left our upper sixth last summer, were selected from the HOHS girls who gained their Gold awards in 2016 to attend the event, together with their parents and Mrs Grove and Mr Crump.  They were among more than 1,000 young people who were presented with their awards by around 60 celebrities including Anna Friel, Ben Cohen, Ronan Keating and Anton du Beke, who had all been drafted in to help Prince Philip and the Earl and Countess of Wessex hand out badges and certificates. The event was the largest ever held for the award scheme, which is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary this year.

It was Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing (pictured) who presented our girls with their certificates and Mrs Grove and Mr Crump with a plaque. He spoke eloquently about life’s opportunities and how you should take them with both hands. He also advised the award holders to have an open mind and listen to advice from people with more experience (this comment was much appreciated by the parents!)

Warm sunshine enabled us to enjoy the wonderful gardens with beautiful azaleas in bloom.  In total there were around 7000 people at this celebration including the award holders, parents and managers of operating authorities. It was a lovely day and very relaxed. Hannah and Alice at Buck Palace wareing_2858545b



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Emily Meets Princess Royal

Last Tuesday, Emily (Year 12), attended a St John Ambulance Young Achiever’s Reception at Buckingham Palace, hosted by the Princess Royal. She writes:

“First I went to the St John Gate Museum in Clerkenwell, where I met other cadets who had been selected to attend the reception. We were prepped on how to curtsy and address the Princess. We then travelled across London to the Palace. It was really busy outside, and exciting to go through the gates and to the Grand Entrance. Once inside we were offered lots of lovely food and drink, and got a chance to look at the beautiful decor of the Ballroom, whilst we waited for Princess Anne to arrive. With handshaking and curtsying out of the way, the Princess was really keen to chat to each of us and find out about our experience with St John Ambulance. She asked where I was from and a little bit about my division, she then asked what made me want to join the organisation and where I have used my first aid skills. She is very passionate about young people getting the opportunity to treat on duties, and remarked that she has experienced that cadets often have better first aid skill than some doctors! It was a really special day and such an honour to meet the Princess Royal, who has done so much for the organisation, and to see how passionate she is about the work of cadets within it.”

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the HOHS art room!

These sweetly sculptured messages, perfect for Valentine’s Day, were spotted in the art room last week – about 25cm diameter and definitely calorie-free! Made last summer by our Year 9 group, you can see more in our archives here.

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HOHS in the news

Our Christmas market – which, as reported earlier, was a huge success and raised £3,500 – made the news today in the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury!

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