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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Sports Results: U15 rounders v City of Norwich School

On Thursday last week, our U15 rounders team played Thetford Grammar School -unfortunately losing our fixture by half a rounder! The Player of the Match accolade went to Aisling Kendall who managed to bowl both innings without giving away any half rounders – a very difficult task, well done! Other notable performances came from Alice Parker who took two great catches and Amy Hayhoe who scored two and a half rounders.

Mrs Woods
PE Department


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Sports Results: U16 /15 rounders v Norwich High

On Thursday afternoon the U16A/B rounders teams hosted Norwich High School. Despite suffering two losses we had a glorious afternoon and there were a number of excellent individual performances.

The A team score was 9 to 19 1/2 with the scorers as follows:

Emily 1, Aisling 1, Alice 3, Amy 1 and Isabel 1

Player of the Match was awarded to Alice.

 

The B team fought in a much closer game and finished 14 to 18 with the scorers as follows:

Francesca 1 1/2, Kelly 1 1/2, Mollie 1 1/2, Ella 1 1/2, Gabriella 2 1/2, Tayla 1/2 and Amelia 1/2

Player of the Match was awarded to Ella at backstop for some superb catching and getting a number of people out.

For many of our Year 11s this was their last competitive fixture for HOHS. Mrs Woods and I would like to say a big thank you and well done to the girls for their attitude, effort and commitment over the years. We wish them all the very best for the future.

 

Miss Mickleburgh
Head of PE

 


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Sports Results: East Area Athletics Championships

On a very cold Monday afternoon the athletics team travelled to the UEA for the annual South East area athletics competition. We were up against strong opposition from Langley School, Wymondham College, Wymondham High School, Framingham Earl High School, Hobart High School and Hethersett Academy.

Although we await official confirmation, notable performances are as follows:

U17 Girls

Amy H: 1st in the javelin and 4th in the 100m final

Alice P: 2nd in the long jump

Ria S: 4th in the triple jump

Philippa H: 5th in the discus

Hannah Y: 6th in the discus

Aisling K: 5th in the triple jump

Relay team of Alice, Ria, Hannah and Amy: 4th

 

U15 Girls

Lucy C: 5th in the 100m final

Sophie B: 6th in the 100m final

Harriet C: 5th in the javelin and 5th in the 100m heats

Relay team of Lucy, Sophie, Faith-Marie and Harriet: 2nd

 

U13 Girls

Rachel Y: 4th in the 1500m and 6th in the shot putt

Relay team of Rachel, Anna, Annie and Cristina: 4th

Miss Mickleburgh
Head of PE

 


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Sports news from Miss Mickleburgh

The weather this week may not have felt much like summer, but in sport and PE we are gearing up for our summer timetable, looking forward to a term full of cricket, tennis, athletics
and rounders. This week our Year 11 GCSE PE girls had their practical moderation on the sports field and all did really well. Good luck, girls!

Parents please note: Sports Day will be on Wednesday 21st June.

Next week we have two rounders fixtures:

Wednesday 3rd May – 2.30-3.45pm
U14  v New Eccles hall School (home)

Thursday 4th May – 2.30-4.30pm
U16 v Taverham High School (away)

Miss Mickleburgh
Head of PE


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Year 5’s magic beanstalks!

Before the holidays, we reported that Year 5 had been planting broad bean seeds in the greenhouse – you can see how small they were as they started to shoot.  While they may not really be “magic beanstalks”,  the second picture shows just how much they have grown in just a few short weeks.  Today our gardener, Mr Young,  helped the children plant them out in a raised and prepared bed in our orchard. He showed them how to prepare a hole for each plant and how to remove them carefully from their pots without disturbing the roots. The children have carefully labelled their plants so that we can see whose grows the highest and produces the most beans!



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Time for another look at our Hethersett Old Hall School video!

It’s just about a year since our HOHS promotional video was launched – and it had over 3,000 views when it appeared on our Facebook page! It still gives us that “aaaah” feeling, and reflects our happy, thriving school very well – so why not give it another look? Click here to link to  the video on youtube and let’s get the number of views there up!

The film was made by Winnie (Wing-Yee,  pictured below), a former HOHS pupil who is now a film maker.

Wing-Yee-filming

 


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Year 5 in the greenhouse

In their science lessons recently, Year 5 pupils have been learning about the life cycle of plants. To give them some practical follow-up, Miss Hopwood took the class to Mr Young’s greenhouse where the children helped to pot on some flower seedlings to provide extra colour in our gardens before the end of the summer term.

The pupils also planted some broad beans – that’s what is in the pots they are holding in the picture below. They will be keeping a close eye to see whose grows the biggest!