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Isabella’s Gymnastics Awards

Isabella (Year 3) loves gymnastics and has been working her way through her British Gymnastics proficiency awards at Levels 8, 7, 6, 5 & 4. Earlier this month she was presented with the certificates for all of these, making her parents very proud indeed! Isabella is now working towards  Levels 3, 2 & 1. The second picture shows some of the skills tested for Level 3. Well done, Isabella!

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Lucy is Gymnast of the Year

At HOHS we like to celebrate pupils’ successes out of school as well as within, so we were very proud to hear that Lucy (Year 8) has won another gymnastics accolade. Last week she was named 2016 Gymnasts’ Gymnast of the Year at the annual awards ceremony at her gymnastics club Split Leaps. The award is an honour voted for by all members of the club and marks the end of a fantastic year full of achievements for Lucy – well done!


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Lucy Scoops Silver Medal

Lucy (Year 8)  competed in the Norfolk Gymnastics Floor & Vault Team Championships on Sunday at Easton Gymnastics. She competed as part of a team of four from her club (Split Leaps);  this competition takes the three highest scores from the team members for both apparatus to provide a combined score.

Her team did extremely well against tough competition, winning  the silver medal at Level 4 and only narrowly missing out on first place. Lucy now has the summer to prepare for her next competition, the Norfolk Voluntary Championships,  in September. Congratulations, Lucy, on your success!

Lucy Gym silver


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Romily joins the circus!

Romily (Year 4) gained her Level 5 Gymnastics Proficiency certificate last weekend at the Chermond School of Gymnastics in Norwich. The grading requires proficiency in a number of specific gymnastics skills, and has brought Romily to the level required to start the circus skills training offered at Chermond, which she is enjoying very much!  Romily will be performing in the School’s show, Aspects of Alice, at the Theatre Royal in September – tickets are available from the theatre box office.


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Lucy Leaps to Gymnastics Success

We are always pleased to share news of our pupils’ successes out of school as well as within, so we were delighted to hear how well Lucy (Year 8) performed in the Norfolk Grades Championships (part of the British Gymnastics Women’s Artistic National Development Plan) earlier this month. She was placed fourth all around (age 12+, grade 5) and gained a commendation pass. She now goes through to the Eastern Counties Regional Final on 1st May.

Congratulations, Lucy on these great achievements!

Lucy Canham Grade 5


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Our Little Gymnasts Selected for Competition!

Pupils in Years 1 and 2 travelled to the UEA Sports Park Gymnastics centre recently for an inter-school gymnastics festival. We have now heard that TWO teams from HOHS have been selected to represent the Norwich School Sports Partnership in a county-wide competition next Tuesday 1st March, once again at the UEA Sports Park. Well done! We are now hard at work perfecting our routine and hope to have a video of it available soon – watch this space!

 gym group

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Years 1 and 2 Mat Ball House Matches

Pupils in Years 1 and 2  have been developing their throwing, catching, passing, moving and team skills in the exciting and fun game of Mat Ball – and their house matches at the end of the half term gave them a chance to put into practice what they had learned.

Fry was victorious, with Austin second and Ryder third.

Miss Mickleburgh



Mat Ball